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A display of medals from previous years at the TCS London Marathon Running Show

Participant information

The TCS London Marathon Running Show

The 2024 TCS London Marathon Running Show will take place from Wednesday 17 to Saturday 20 April 2024 at ExCeL London: 

Halls N1 – N8 (Entrance at N3)
ExCeL London
Royal Victoria Dock
1 Western Gateway
E16 1XL

The closest station to the TCS London Marathon Running Show is Custom House DLR. The 2024 TCS London Marathon Running Show opening times will be as follows: 

  • Wednesday 17 April: 10:00 to 20:00 
  • Thursday 18 April: 10:00 to 20:00 
  • Friday 19 April: 10:00 to 20:00 
  • Saturday 20 April: 08:30 to 17:30 

We strongly recommend that you attend the TCS London Marathon Running Show on Wednesday or Thursday to avoid queues, as it gets extremely busy on Friday and Saturday. 

What went on at the TCS London Marathon Running Show?

More details about the 2024 TCS London Marathon Running Show will be shared here soon. In the meantime, why not read on to find out what happened at this year's event? Featuring tons of interactive features and a jam-packed line-up of speakers on Centre Stage – plus plenty of shopping opportunities from some of the best brands in the running industry – the 2023 TCS London Marathon Running Show had something for everyone!

Digital experiences

TCS London Marathon augmented reality experience

Did you get an exclusive signed selfie with Sir Mo Farah, Paula Radcliffe or David Weir? Using augmented reality technology in one of our booths, at the 2023 TCS London Marathon Running Show you could experience meeting one of our London Marathon stars and receive a personal good luck message from them.

Pledge and win a 2024 TCS London Marathon place!

We appreciate the help of our participants in reducing the environmental impact of our events. So, those who headed to the TCS London Marathon sustainability stand could pick a pledge and be part of the picture on our #WePledgeTogether digital screen. By pledging in 2023, you could also enter a prize draw to be in with a chance of winning a place in the 2024 event!

Marathon Day top printing

If you placed an order in advance, you could have your name printed on your very own Marathon Day top at this year's TCS London Marathon Running Show! All you needed to do was remember to bring your top with you and head to the designated stand with your order confirmation.


One of the most entertaining features of the TCS London Marathon Running Show is the famous Tumbleator, hosted by Abbott World Marathon Majors! In 2023, you could have a go on this giant, bouncy treadmill and see if you could match the marathon world record pace or run 400m at your own target pace ahead of Marathon Day.

Centre Stage speakers

Hosted by Geoff Wightman and Shareefa J, we had a fantastic set of speakers to help you make the most of Marathon Day, from coaches and nutrition experts to celebrities and elite runners.

To support women’s running, we'll also hosted daily Women’s Hour talks, as well as a panel discussion on Friday with Emancipated Run Crew and Black Girl’s Do Run. In addition, headline sponsor TCS did demonstrations of the Official TCS London Marathon App.

We had British Sign Language interpreters on Centre Stage all day on Friday and Saturday to assist those who are deaf or hard of hearing. 

Click below to see the full Centre Stage speaker timetable for each day.

Centre Stage timetable

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Competitions, shopping and more

Wall of Fame

Every participant in the 2023 TCS London Marathon had their name in print on our giant feature wall. It was great to see so many people come over to find theirs among the thousands of others in celebration of our theme, #WeRunTogether!

Information and pacing advice

At our information stand, participants had the chance to meet some of the team from London Marathon Events and have their Marathon Day questions answered. Opposite this was a dedicated stand with advice about pacing your marathon, plus guidance for back of the pack runners and those who were set to complete the event in over seven hours.

New Balance 2023 TCS London Marathon Race Range

New Balance shopping

The official footwear and apparel sponsor of the TCS London Marathon was on hand to help you get marathon ready with its collection inspired by the history and culture of London. You could even use a treadmill to test out the latest footwear, including New Balance’s carbon plated London Edition FuelCell SuperComp Elite running shoes.

London Marathon Foundation

The London Marathon Foundation is the parent charity of London Marathon Events – the organiser of the TCS London Marathon. To celebrate giving £100 million to projects that inspire activity, the London Marathon Foundation hosted a competition where you could win a pair of New Balance Fresh Foam X 1080 running shoes! All you needed to do to enter was complete 100 seconds of activity at the TCS London Marathon Running Show – whether it was hula hooping or jogging on the spot, anything that got you moving could count.

TATA Consultancy Services

Title sponsor TCS presented an impressive interactive stand showcasing all the key features of the Official TCS London Marathon App, powered by TCS. You could discover how to submit your Belief Booster messages of support, get insights into how your supporters could track you on Marathon Day, enjoy a photo opportunity with bespoke selfie frames and much more.


If you wanted to treat your legs to a pre-Marathon Day massage, you could have enjoyed a 30-minute treatment for £35 or a 15-minute treatment for £17.50. (Please note that our massage stand is very popular every year and offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so treatments aren't guaranteed.)