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Your Event Guide

Participant information for the 2022 TCS London Marathon

Please note that the Event Guide information below refers to the 2021 event – please check back later in 2022 for everything you’ll need to know about taking part in the 2022 TCS London Marathon.

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Your Event Guide

We made the participant Event Guide available to view online in the run-up to the 2021 marathon – it contained everything runners needed to know about taking part. We will be producing a brand new Event Guide for the TCS London Marathon, and will let participants know as soon as it is ready to read.

2021 Virtual Event Guide

We made a Virtual Event Guide available in the lead-up to the 2021 event, which contained everything participants needed to know. We will be producing a guide for participants in the 2022 virtual TCS London Marathon, so please check back for details later.

Meet the Experts

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Meet the Experts

A participant at the Virgin Money London Marathon Running Show

The TCS London Marathon Running Show

Once youve secured your TCS London Marathon entry. you’ll need to visit the TCS London Marathon Running Show in the lead-up to the event – it’s the perfect place to soak up the atmosphere of the worlds biggest marathon with a host of informative and entertaining activities.

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Experience the TCS London Marathon route

Our route takes in some of the most famous landmarks in the city – including Buckingham Palace, The Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf. You can get a taste of the course without getting out of breath by watching our speeded-up participant’s eye view of the full 26.2 miles on our route page, which also includes a map and other key information about the iconic course.  

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Safety and security at the TCS London Marathon

We want you to have a safe, secure and enjoyable experience at the TCS London Marathon – whether youre running or spectating.

We work in close partnership with the police and have a range of measures to help keep you safe and secure. These include our extensively trained security personnel, bag searches, police dogs and comprehensive CCTV across the entire route.

More event information

    • How to follow

      All your options for watching the inspiring spectacle that is the TCS London Marathon

    • Sustainability

      London Marathon Events is committed to being a world leader in delivering sustainable mass participation events

    • Training Plans

      Our 16-week Training Plans will guide you right through to the Start Line

    • How to follow

      All your options for watching the inspiring spectacle that is the TCS London Marathon

    • Sustainability

      London Marathon Events is committed to being a world leader in delivering sustainable mass participation events

    • Training Plans

      Our 16-week Training Plans will guide you right through to the Start Line

    • How to follow

      All your options for watching the inspiring spectacle that is the TCS London Marathon

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