The Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon
If you're up for a challenge, the 2020 Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon is your chance to compete against the best new talent in British road running.
#TeamCroydon are looking for young athletes to compete in the Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon on Sunday 26 April.
This is an event that's enjoyed by the thousands of young people who take part. You will be part of a team of 36 runners and run the final three miles of the London Marathon course.
To be eligible to represent Croydon, you must live, go to school or were born in the borough and be between the ages of 11 – 17 on the day the race (born between born between 1 September 2002 and 28 April 2009). There are three age groups for boys and girls.
Boys and Girls – Under 13
Must be at least 11 years old on 28 April 2020 or 12 on 31 August 2019
Born between 1 September 2006 and 28 April 2009
Boys and Girls – Under 15
Must be 13 or 14 on 31 August 2019
Born between 1 September 2004 and 31 August 2006
Boys and Girls – Under 17
Must be aged 15 or 16 on 31 August 2019
Born between 1 September 2002 and 31 August 2004
*If an athlete is eligible to run for one or more London boroughs, and is selected for more than one borough, the athlete should run for the borough they live in, which will take priority over school and birth place.
How to enter
Register and sign up to the Mini Marathon trials for your chance to be part of #TeamCroydon. If you wish to compete, you must attend this trial.
Date: Saturday 7 March
Venue: Lloyd Park, Coombe Road, Croydon, CR0 5RA
Time: 2:00pm - all age groups (Registration opens from midday).
The top three athletes from the U13, U15 and U17 boys and girls categories will be guaranteed selection. The other remaining place in each category will be decided by club recommendations, current performances and trials.
Please refer to the Croydon Selection Policy for further information.
If you are unable to make the trials and wish to be considered, you must have a legitimate reason and email email@example.com before the event stating your full details (name, address, date of birth, contact number and school). Please supply details of latest performances (times and distances) and include a recent parkrun time.
Mini London Wheelchair Marathon
There are also races for ambulant and para athletes (local trials for these events are not being held; those wishing to represent Croydon in these race categories, please contact the Active Lifestyles Team directly).
If there are interested wheelchair athletes we will try to arrange a racing chair for the event, but you will need to provide a helmet and gloves.
How to enter
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Mini London Wheelchair Marathon web page.
Training for wheelchair athletes can be arranged on request.
Please email: email@example.com for more information.