Virgin Mini London Marathon

The Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon takes place over the final three miles of the London Marathon course and is for young people aged 11 to 17.

The next race will take place on Sunday 26 April 2020.

Who can apply

If you are aged between 11 and 17 years, live or go to school in the borough and would like to take part in the Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon along part of the Virgin London Marathon course then you can apply to be part of our team.

There are three age categories for the 2020 race:

  • Under 13 - Born between 1 September 2006 and 26 April 2009
  • Under 15 - Born between 1 September 2004 and 31 August 2006
  • Under 17 - Born between 1 September 2002 and 31 August 2004

How to apply

  1. You will need to complete a 5k parkrun event* between Saturday 4 January and Saturday 14 March 20120. We will take your fastest time between and including these two dates.
    We advise parents/carers to remain onsite during the race. Please note, the terms and conditions of parkrun state that children under the age of 11 years old are the responsibility of their parents or guardians and need to be accompanied at all times before, during and after the run.
  2. Register to complete a parkrun at no later than the 6pm the Friday before you want to run.
  3. Complete the Richmond Mini Marathon online form by Sunday 15 March 2020. Late entries will not be accepted.

*There are four parkruns in the borough: Bushy Park, Crane Park, Old Deer Park and Richmond Park. Events take place every Saturday at 9am. Please do not forget to bring your barcode with you as we cannot accept times that are not officially registered with the correct barcode.

To view details of all parkrun events please visit the parkrun website.

When taking part in a parkrun event you must adhere to their terms and conditions.

What happens next

The Sports Development Team will select the six fastest male and six female athletes in each category to represent Richmond on Sunday 26 April 2020. We will contact qualifying athletes during the week commencing 16 March 2020.

Virgin Money Giving Mini London Wheelchair and Ambulant/Para Marathon

There are events for young wheelchair athletes and athletes which a physical or sensory impairment. If you would like to enter the Virgin Money Giving Wheelchair or Ambulant/Para marathon you need to apply to the organisers directly.

Details of the event and how to contact them can be found online at

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Updated: 20 December 2019