Races in London: marathon, half-marathon, 10km, 5km

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Whether you are a professional runner, an amateur or a Sunday athlete, you are bound to find the race that suits you best: marathon, half-marathon, 10 and 5 km races. Do not miss the "fun" races such as the Superhero Run, the Bubble Rush or the Color Run which are an opportunity to run with your family while having fun 🙂

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Virgin London Marathon

Le london marathon is one of the 6 prestigious marathons in the world with Berlin, Boston, Chicago, New York and Tokyo. Its layout is considered by specialists to be flat and fast with a good-natured atmosphere. Building on this international success, not all requests to participate can be honored. It is then necessary to register from the first day of May to try to have his precious sesame to run.



When? April 26th

==> Due to the coronavirus, the 40th edition of the London Marathon is postponed to 4th October.

Départ : 10h00 to Greenwich
Price : 120 €
Type of land : Route
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Moonwalk : marathon, semi-marathon nocturne

This night marathon brings together more than 15 women (and a few men) who run in decorated bras or not in order to raise funds for breast cancer research.

When? May 16th
Départ : Departures between 18 p.m. and 00 p.m. at Clapham Common
Price: About £50

Type of land : Route


Palace Half : semi-marathon

The start of this half-marathon is given in the magnificent Tudor court of Hampton Court Palace. The participants will discover through this half-marathon the magnificent gardens through a flat and picturesque course.

At the end of the race, free access to visit the famous plant labyrinth and the oldest vine in the world.


When? March 15, 2020
Départ 9h00
Price : £ 38
Type of land : Dish
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London Landmarks : semi-marathon

The route of this half-marathon is a real tourist route where marathoners will pass the most beautiful monuments of the capital with in particular the Tower of London, The Gherkin, London Eye, Trafalgar ...
The 10 runners start from Pall Mall and arrive at Downing Street.

When? March 29, 2020
Départ : 9:30 am at Pall Mall
Price : Donation to an association
Type of land : Route
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Royal Parks Foundation : semi-marathon

During this half marathon, the runners cross 4 of the 8 Royal Parks of London namely Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James's Park and Kensington Gardens, and pass some of the capital's most iconic landmarks like the Buckingham Palace, Horse Guards Parade and the Royal Albert Hall.
Created in 2008 by the Royal Parks Foundation, this half-marathon brings together 16000 runners from 32 different countries.


When? October 11, 2020 - 9:00 a.m.
Départ : 9:00 a.m. at Hyde Park
Type of land : Route
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Virgin Sport Hackney : semi-marathon et course 5km

This half marathon takes place in vibrant East London where runners pass Hackney Empire, Broadway Market, Victoria Park and London Stadium.

When? May 17th
Départ : 9h00 in Hackney

Price : £ 60

Type of land : Route
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Richmond Runfest: marathon, semi-marathon and 5 and 10km races

You love nature, then the route of this race will seduce you! Departure in the magnificent Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, crossing of Richmond and passing through the majestic Hampton Court Palace !

When?  : September 13 2020
Départ : 8h00 at Kew Gardens


When? September 13, 2020
Départ : 8:50 am at Kew Gardens


When? September 12, 2020
Départ : 8:00 am at Kew Gardens



When? September 12, 2020
Départ : 8:00 am at Kew Gardens

Type of land : Road, towpath and grass. Risk of mud and puddles in bad weather. Flat course.

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London Winter Run : course 10 km

This race organized by the City of London brings together more than 15.000 runners each year in a relaxed and good-natured atmosphere. The profits from this charity run are donated to cancer research.

When? February 9 2020
Départ : 9:30 a.m. at Trafalgar Square
Price : £ 37

Type of land : Route
10km course


Virgin Sport Westminster : course 10 km

The route of this 10km race takes you past the most emblematic monuments and places of London: Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Bridge or even Westminster Abbey ...


When?Unconfirmed dates for 2020
Départ 9h30
Price : £ 45

Type of land : Route


Superhero Run : course 10km, 5km

Here is a fun race to do solo, with friends or with family. The race is open to all super heroes dressed in their best costume!

If you don't have your cloak in your wardrobe, don't worry, you can loan it on site at no cost !!!

When? July 11, 2020
Départ : 18:55 p.m. from Millenium Bridge
Price : £ 25

Type of land : Route


Tower of London Run : course 10km, 5km

The course of this race is atypical since it borrows the moat of the Tower of London! The profits from this race will be donated to research for heart disease.


When? May 8th
Départ : 16:30 p.m. to Tower of London
Price : £ 20

Type of land: Grass


Run Regent’s Park : course 10km, 5km

This race, which is held at Regent's Park, is open to everyone regardless of their level. It is above all a charity event whose goal is to raise funds to help people affected by cancer.
Mini race for children from 4 to 11 years old.

When? June 7, 2020
Départ : 9:00 a.m. at Regent's Park
Price : £ 20

Type of land : Route
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Bubble Rush : course 5 km

Run with friends or family at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park transformed for the occasion into a sea of ​​colorful foam.
It doesn't matter your performance since the race is not timed and everyone wins a medal!

When? April 6th
Départ : 12:00 at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Price : £ 27

Type of land : Route


The Color Run : course 5km

The Color Run is a rainbow-colored race that attracts thousands of runners every year, including many families. Everyone comes to run but above all to have fun by throwing multicolored powder at each other! At the end of the race, a DJ mixes for the occasion. Good mood guaranteed !!

When? September 19, 2020
Départ : 10h00 à Crystal Palace Park
Price : £ 11- £ 38

Type of land : Route


The Santa Claus race - 5km and 10 km

Here is a festive and friendly race where children over 8 years old are also welcome. Many activities are waiting for you, Santa Claus cave, Christmas carol and many treats!
Santa Claus costumes are provided free of charge and collected at the end of the race. You can also run with your costume on condition that it is on the theme of… Christmas !!! (elves, reindeer, snowmen ...)

When? December 8, 2019
Départ : Victoria Park
Price : £ 25

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