TCS Mini London Marathon

TCS Mini London Marathon is the official British Athletics 2.6k road championship taking place over part of the full London marathon course in advance of the main race.

Every year, 36 young runners aged between 11-17  are selected to represent Kingston in the Championship Mini London Marathon, the team will be selected based on performances in parkrun event.

All runners receive a Mini Marathon T Shirt which must be worn by all taking part in the race. Transport is provided from Kingston to London on the morning of the race (not return).

Apply to represent Kingston in the 'Championship' mini marathon 

Runners need to be aged between 11 and 17 years old and either live, were born or go to school in Kingston upon Thames.

Eligibility for each age category in the 2024 event is based on the participant’s age on 31 August 2023, as follows:

Under-17 (Years 11 and 12): must have been aged 15 or 16 on Wednesday 31 August 2023
Under-15 (Years 9 and 10): must have been aged 13 or 14 on Wednesday 31 August 2023
Under-13 (Years 7 and 8): must have been aged 11 on Wednesday 31 August 2023

When registering you will need to input your best time from a completed UK 5K parkrun for U15 & U17 age groups or a junior parkrun for those U13 runners.

You can enter a time from any UK parkrun or UK junior parkrun, events take place every Saturday at 9am, or Sundays 9am for junior parkrun. (additional events may be held on Christmas Day & New Years Day please refer to the parkrun website for more information) Please complete any parkrun event between Saturday 23 December 2023 and Sunday 31 March 2024 and include your best time in the registration form. For more information, see parkrun

After you've completed a parkrun, complete the Kingston Mini Marathon online application form before 5pm on Monday 1 April 2024 with details of your time and run completed. Late entries will not be accepted.

The team manager will select the six fastest male and six female athletes in each category to represent Kingston and will contact qualifying athletes by e-mail during the week following the entry deadline. 

(In the event of a tie for a place the applicant with the 2nd fastest parkrun time within the qualification period will be chosen, should this not resolve the tie then the athlete with the quickest PB at parkrun will be selected.)

For the results and updates about Kingston's involvement in the Mini London Marathon follow Active Kingston on Facebook or see the London Marathon webpage 

Last Modified: 05/03/2024 11:36:18