London Mini Marathon trials are now underway

Release Date: 13/01/2017

Trials to represent Richmond in this year’s Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon 2017 are now underway.

To be eligible to compete for Richmond in the Mini Marathon, participants must live or go to school in the borough and be aged between 11 and 17 years. The Mini London Marathon course covers the final three miles of the London Marathon route, stretching from London’s Old Billingsgate to The Mall. The event is open to entrants from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, and includes teams from all 33 London Boroughs.

To be included within the trial, participants must complete an online registration form and complete at least one 5km Parkrun event in the borough by 25 February to be considered for the team. The Council’s Sports Development Team will be selecting the six fastest male and six fastest female athletes in each of the three age categories to represent Richmond at the London Mini Marathon on Sunday, 23 April.

There are Mini London Marathon events for wheelchair, ambulant and para athletes. If you would like to enter these events then please contact the Mini Marathon organisers.

Richmond Council’s Cabinet Member for Sport, Cllr Meena Bond, said:

“The Mini London Marathon attracts some of the country’s finest young athletes in the country. It’s a fabulous event and lots of fun and Richmond’s young athletes always do well. I’d like to urge as many young people as possible to get involved and make this year’s race the most successful to date!”

To trial, participants must complete the online application form. The deadline to register a time and complete the online application form is Sunday 26 February.

There are four Parkruns in Richmond: Bushy Park, Crane Park, Old Deer Park, and Richmond Park. Events take place every Saturday at 9am. Participants may complete any of these runs.

Updated: 16 January 2017