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Virgin Mini London marathon trials

The Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon is the official UK road running championship for young athletes aged between 11 and 17.


Merton's fastest six runners in each age group (male and female) completing the London Youth Games Cross Country Event in November will be invited to compete for Merton in the Virgin Mini London Marathon.

We have 12 Male/Female places for in each age group to compete in the London Youth Games event. Where there are more runners registered than places we will hold a pre-trial in November.

Register for the London Youth Games Cross Country Event

Main event

If you're aged between 11 and 17, the Virgin Mini London Marathon is your chance to compete against the best new talent in British road running in the UK’s premier road race for young people. To run for Merton, you must either live in or attend a school in Merton.

The team will be made up of boys and girls in the three age groups:

  • 11-12 year-olds
  • 13-14 year-olds, and
  • 15-17 year-olds

The Virgin Mini London Marathon course is 3 miles long and runs from London’s Old Billingsgate to The Mall (the last 3 miles of the official London Marathon course).

Previous winners of the Mini London Marathon include: Mo Farah and Stephanie Twell, competitors from the Beijing Olympics, and Paralympians Shelly Woods and David Weir.


A list of results for 2018 can be found on the Virgin Mini London Marathon website

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8th Floor Merton Civic Centre
London Road Morden SM4 5DX
Telephone: 020 8545 3716