The London Marathon is a long-distance running event held in London, United Kingdom, part of the World Marathon Majors. The event was first run on 29 March 1981 and has been held in the spring of every year since. Since 2010, the race has been sponsored by Virgin Money.
The mass race at the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 23 April will start at 10:00.
The Virgin Money London Marathon Final Instructions magazines are mailed out to all runners. This magazine contains all the information runners need to have a trouble-free Race Day. All UK runners should receive their 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon Final Instructions magazines by late March/early April. All overseas runners should receive a PDF of the Final Instructions by the end of March.
The 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon Expo will run from Wednesday 19 April until 17:00 on Saturday 22 April – the day before Race Day. Almost 40,000 runners registered to take part in the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon at the Virgin Money London Marathon Expo.
All the major athletic brands are present, as are a multitude of other exhibitors showing and selling everything from retro headbands to the latest GPS devices. One of the biggest stands is devoted to the Virgin Money London Marathon Superstore with this year’s range of adidas souvenir and technical clothing.
Make sure you check out Centre Stage while you’re visiting the Expo. Throughout the day there will be a full programme of informative presentations from experts, and interviews with elite athletes and celebrities taking on the Virgin Money London Marathon. The Centre Stage also hosts a range of guest appearances and Q&As with the world’s most inspiring runners – from Guinness World Record holders to incredible charity fundraisers.