Is the London Marathon going ahead in 2021?

THE London Marathon ballot is open and the event is planned to take place with a mighty 50,000 people on the streets of London.

There is more than one way of getting involved in pounding the tarmac this year, but stay wary of how the Coronavirus crisis continues to unfold.

Photos of the famous London Marathon finish along the Mall are hoped for in the autumnCredit: Reuters

Runners love getting into fancy dress and running for hours on end for charitable causesCredit: Getty – Contributor

Is the London Marathon going ahead in 2021?

Yes, organisers are planning to have a 50,000-person London Marathon this year, despite the Coronavirus pandemic.

They are planning for enough people to be vaccinated in time for the event to take place safely.

Also 50,000 people are going to be able to apply for the virtual marathon.

When is the London Marathon?

  • The event is set to take place on Sunday, October 3.

What is the Virtual London Marathon?

The virtual event allows people to earn the same medal and t-shirt by completing 26.2 miles on October 3 on a route of their choice within the 24-hour window.

Unsuccessful ballot applicants have a priority eight-day window to book a place in the virtual marathon with any remaining places made available to the general public from Tuesday February 16 on a first-come, first-served basis.

Source: Athletics -


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