Virgin Money Mini Marathon

Each year the Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon takes place on the same day as the London Marathon. The event offers young people, aged 11 to 17 years, the opportunity to run the last three miles of the London Marathon course representing their London Borough or local region. The 2017 event is on Sunday 23 April and you can apply to be part of our team.

Please find below the details of the 2017 Mini Marathon trial for London Borough of Richmond. You need to live or go to school in the London Borough of Richmond to be eligible to trial and compete to represent the borough.

Register to complete a parkrun at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register no later than the Friday before you want to run at 6pm.
Complete a 5K parkrun event in the borough between 31 December 2016 and 25 February 2017. (We advise parents/carers to remain onsite during the race and please do not forget to bring your barcode with you)
Complete the Richmond Mini Marathon online form at http://www.richmond.gov.uk/minimarathon by Sunday 26 February 2017, late entries will not be accepted.
The Sports Development Team will select the six fastest male and six female athletes in each category to represent Richmond on Sunday 23 April 2016. We will contact qualifying athletes by e-mail during the week of 27 February 2017.

*Please note: There are four parkruns in the borough, Bushy Park, Crane Park, Old Deer Park and Richmond Park. Events take place every Saturday at 9am. You may complete any of these runs. To view details on all parkrun runs please visit the parkrun website. When taking part in a parkrun event you must adhere to their terms and conditions.

Race categories for the Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon are:
Under 13 – Boys and Girls (Must be aged 11 on 23 April 2017)
Born between 1 September 2003 – 23 April 2006
Under 15 – Boys and Girls
Born between 1 September 2001 – 31 August 2003
Under 17 – Boys and Girls
Born between 1 September 1999 – 31 August 2001

There are events for wheelchair, ambulant and para athletes. If you would like to enter these events then please contact the Mini Marathon organisers. Their details can be found on the Mini Marathon website http://www.minimarathon.co.uk

If you have any questions then please contact lizzy.roberts@richmond.gov.uk or 020 8831 6134.

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