Find out how to take on the TCS London Marathon for charity 
Participants celebrate as they head towards the Finish Line of the TCS London Marathon

Participant information

All the info you need to help you prepare for Event Day

The mass and virtual edition of the 2024 TCS London Marathon will take place on Sunday 21 April.


1. Read your Event Guide

Please read this carefully as it contains everything you need to have an amazing Marathon Week.

Download the 2024 TCS London Marathon Event Guide pdf.

Download the 2024 TCS London Marathon MyWay Event Guide pdf.


2. Collect your Event Pack

You won't be able to take part in the TCS London Marathon if you do not collect your Event Pack, as it contains your all-important bib number.

You can collect your Event Pack at the 2024 TCS London Marathon Running Show, which will take place from Wednesday 17 to Saturday 20 April at ExCeL London. See the opening times and more here.


3. Plan your travel

Industrial action has been announced which will affect LNER services on Saturday 20 April but full details are not yet available. Please check here for details on LNER services.

If you are planning to travel to London by train, check your travel here.


4. Download the official app

If you're an Apple user, you can download it from the App Store here.

If you're an Android user, you can download it from Google Play here.

A happy runner crosses Tower Bridge at the TCS London Marathon

Explore the course

Our route takes in some of the most famous landmarks in the city – including Buckingham Palace, The Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf.

Two smiling participants at the TCS London Marathon

Capture the moment

Keep an eye out for the Sportograf photographers on the course! These photos will be available after Event Day, and you can buy a digital photo package via their website.