London Borough of Croydon

The Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon

The Mini London Marathon has been rescheduled for Sunday 4th October 2020 due to the global Coronavirus pandemic. 

Athlete selection to represent Croydon at this event will be based on results and athlete submissions from the original trial event which was held on Saturday 7th March 2020 at Lloyd Park, Croydon. 

The Croydon Council, Active Lifestyle Service however want to avoid the potential for disappointment to athletes resulting in possible changes to competition format, further delay or cancellation. 

We will therefore delay selecting and communicating the selected team until w/c 31st August 2020.  

Please check this page regularly for further updates and changes

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.

Trial information

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 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 or visit the Mini London Wheelchair Marathon web page.  


Training for wheelchair athletes can be arranged on request.
Please email: for more information.


Active Lifestyles team

Place Department
020 8760 5592
Address Line:

Floor 6 Zone D

Bernard Weatherill House

8 Mint Walk Croydon



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