Mini Marathon

TCS Mini London Marathon Championships

The TCS Mini London Marathon Championships is the official British road championships for young athletes aged between 11 and 17 years. The course takes place over the final 2.6km of the London Marathon course.

Who Can Apply?

For those who would like to represent Wandsworth at the TCS Mini London Marathon Championships 2023 need to be between 11 and 17 years old and either live or go to school in the borough.

There are three age categories for the 2023 race:

  • Under-17 (Years 11 and 12): must have been aged 15 or 16 on Wednesday 31 August 2022
  • Under-15 (Years 9 and 10): must have been aged 13 or 14 on Wednesday 31 August 2022
  • Under-13 (Years 7 and 8): must have been aged 11 on Wednesday 31 August 2022*

How to Apply for Team Wandsworth

  1. All athletes wishing to be considered for the Wandsworth team will need to complete a 5K park run event between Saturday 4th February and Saturday 25th March 2023. We will take your fastest time between and including these two dates. We advise parents/careers to remain onsite during the race.
  2. Register to complete a Park Run at parkrun.org.uk/register no later than 6pm the Friday before you want to run.
  3. Complete the: Team Wandsworth Mini Marathon Application Form by Sunday 26th March 2023. 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: parkrun.org.uk.
  • 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 Saturday 1 October 2022. We will contact qualifying athletes during early September to confirm selection and with details for the event.

 

TCS Mini London Wheelchair and Ambulant/ Para Marathon

Wheelchair and ambulant athlete entry

There is also the opportunity for young athletes who use wheelchairs or have a physical or sensory impairment to take part in the TCS Mini London Marathon championships in the following categories:

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

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 paraathletes@londonmarathonevents.co.uk.