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TCS Mini London Marathon championships

About the TCS Mini London Marathon championships

We’re committed to supporting distance running from playground to podium – which is why we're thrilled to host the TCS Mini London Marathon championships.

Details for the 2024 event will be shared here soon, so watch this space!

Launchpad for future stars of athletics

Over the years the Mini London Marathon has launched the careers of international athletics stars including Laura Muir, Keely Hodgkinson and Josh Kerr – not to mention Sir Mo Farah, who won the Mini Marathon three times.

Paralympic medallists Hannah Cockroft and Kare Adenegan are also both former winners of the Mini Marathon, along with Paralympic gold medallist David Weir – who has won the London Marathon a record eight times – and two-time London Marathon winner Shelly Woods.

Qualifying for the TCS Mini London Marathon championships

Each London borough, region and home nation has a Team Manager who is responsible for selecting a team to take part in the TCS Mini London Marathon championships. Please get in touch with the relevant Team Manager via the details below to find out more about qualifying. Some teams have information about their trials available now – click on the links in the Team column to find out more.

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Borough/Region Team (click for trial information where applicable) Team Manager Email
Borough Barnet Wandile Moyo
Borough Bexley Kevin Winch
Borough Brent Chris Bailey
Borough Bromley Louise Hills
Borough Barking and Dagenham Emma Gillan
Borough Camden Ben Dorsett
Borough City of London Hannah Bennett
Borough City of Westminster Ian Bannister
Borough Croydon Sports Development
Borough Ealing Jo Valks
Borough Enfield Active Enfield
Borough Greenwich Mohamed Mheikhnor RBGSportDevelopment@GLL.ORG
Borough Hackney Lynn Humphrey
Borough Hammersmith & Fulham Debbie Peters-Mill
Borough Haringey Craig Gravis
Borough Harrow Mike Lepps
Borough Havering Claire Richards
Borough Hillingdon Mekaya Gittens
Borough Hounslow Jonathan Barbour
Borough Harrow Mike Lepps
Borough Islington Mikael Kiviniemi Mikael.Kiviniemi@GLL.ORG
Borough Kensington & Chelsea Zara Acton
Borough Kingston Jim Desmond
Borough Lambeth Rodney Craig
Borough Lewisham Maya Onyett
Borough Merton Emma Boyd
Borough Newham Lisa Brivati
Borough Redbridge Darren Trippick
Borough Richmond Lizzy Roberts
Borough Southwark Jardine Finn
Borough Sutton Maureen Hancock
Borough Tower Hamlets Shenneth Brereton
Borough Waltham Forest Dean Roberts
Borough Wandsworth Grace Alleyne
Region East David Pring
Region East Midlands John Skevington
Region North East Tom Millmore
Region North West * Neil Canham
Region Northern Ireland Rory Friel
Region Scotland Neil Renton
Region South East Caroline Bird
Region South West Sonya Ellis
Region Wales Steve Mitchell
Region West Midlands Stuart Paul
Region Yorkshire and Humberside Charlotte Slack

* Please note there is no trial race. The team will primarily be selected on performances in Northern, National, Inter Counties (U13, U15, U17) and English Schools (Junior, Inter, Senior) Cross Country Championships and Northern 5K Road Championships (U15, U17 only). However, consideration will also be given to outstanding performances in other licensed events.

Wheelchair and ambulant athlete entry

Young athletes who use wheelchairs or have a physical or sensory impairment can take part in the TCS Mini London Marathon championships in the following categories:

  • Under-14 Boys and Girls Wheelchair
  • Under-17 Men and Women Wheelchair
  • Under-14 Boys and Girls Ambulant
  • Under-17 Men and Women Ambulant

Event criteria

  • All wheelchair participants must be able to self-propel themselves over 2.6K within the time limit of 45 minutes
  • Participants must wear a helmet and gloves and can either use a standard, sports or racing chair
  • There will be opportunities for athletes to be fully classified before the race, which we would encourage you to do before you apply

How to enter

For further details on taking part in these categories, please contact Michelle Weltman, the TCS Mini London Marathon Wheelchair and Ambulant/Para Athlete Coordinator, at

Inspiring activity

The TCS Mini London Marathon is all about inspiring children and young people of all ages and abilities to be physically active. Regular exercise has a positive impact on children’s physical health and mental wellbeing and can help start a habit that stays with them for the rest of their lives!

Other ways children can take part