Mini Marathon

Virgin Mini London Marathon

The 2020 Mini Marathon has been cancelled. We await details of the 2021 race and will confirm the entry process for October 2021.

The Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon is the official British road championships for young athletes aged between 11 and 17 years. The course takes place over the final three miles of the London Marathon course, stretching from Old Billingsgate to The Mall.

Who Can Apply?

For those who would like to represent Wandsworth at the Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon 2020 need to be between 11 and 17 years old and either live or go to school in borough.

There are three age categories for the 2020 race:

  • Under 13 – Born between 1 September 2006 and 26 April 2009
  • Under 15 – Born between 1 September 2004 and 31 August 2006
  • Under 17 – Born between 1 September 2002 and 31 August 2004


How to Apply

  1. All athletes wishing to be considered for the Wandsworth team will need to complete a 5K park run event between Saturday 7 December 2019 and Saturday 14 March 2020. We will take your fastest time between and including these two dates. We advise parents/careers to remain onsite during the race. Please note the terms and conditions of Park Run state that children under the age of 11 years are the responsibility of their parents/guardians and need to be accompanied at all times before, during and after the run.
  2. Register to complete a Park Run at no later than 6pm the Friday before you want to run.
  3. Complete the Wandsworth Mini Marathon Application to Compete by Sunday 15 March 2020. Late entries will not be accepted.

Park Runs

  • There are two park runs in the Wandsworth borough and seven others close by: Clapham Common, Tooting Common, Wimbledon Common, Richmond , Fulham Palace, Brockwell Park, Herne Hill, Dulwich Park, Crystal Palace.
  • To view details of Park Run events please visit the Park Run website:
  • Events take place every Saturday at 9am. Please do not forget to take your barcode with you as we can not accept times that are not officially registered with the correct barcode.
  • When taking part in Park Run events you must adhere to their terms and conditions


What Happens Next?

The Sport & Physical Activity Team will select the six fastest male and female athletes in each category to represent Wandsworth on Sunday 26 April 2020. We will contact qualifying athletes during the week commencing 16 March 2020.


Virgin Money Giving Mini London Wheelchair and Ambulant/ Para Marathon

There are events for young wheelchair athletes and athletes with a physical or sensory impairment. If you would like to enter the Virgin Money Giving Wheelchair or Ambulant/Para Mini Marathon you will need to apply to the organisers directly. Details of the event and how to get in contact with them can be found online at: