TCS Mini London Marathon 2024

The TCS Mini London Marathon is the official British Athletics 2.6km road championship that takes place over part of the full London marathon course, the day before the main race.

We are inviting young Hillingdon residents between the ages of 11 and 17 years old to a trial to be selected to represent Team Hillingdon at the 2024 TCS London Mini Marathon.

This is an annual sports event, in which young athletes from across 33 London Boroughs and nine regions of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, compete against each other in a 2.6km road race. This year's event will take place on Saturday 20 April.

Who can apply?

The race is open to runners aged between 11 and 17 years old and covers 2.6 km of the main London Marathon route. To be eligible to represent Team Hillingdon, athletes must either live or go to a school in the borough.

There are three main age categories for the 2024 race as follows (both male and female entrants in each category):

  • under 13 years old (Years 7 and 8) - must have been aged 11 or 12 on Wednesday 31 August 2023
  • under 15 years old (Years 9 and 10) - must have been aged 13 or 14 on Wednesday 31 August 2023
  • under 17 years old (Years 11 and 12) - must have been aged 15 or 16 on Wednesday 31 August 2023

Further information on these age categories can be found on the London Marathon website (opens new window).

How to enter

To be selected we are inviting young people to attend specific trial/run sessions. The council will be using Parkrun, Power of 10 or a recorded race track time as qualifying time submissions to select the final team.

Parkrun details:

Register for selection

To take part in a parkrun you need to register online in advance of the first race. You only need to register once to receive your unique bar code.

You must take this bar code to every parkrun you take part in, otherwise your time cannot be accredited to you. Parkrun volunteers scan the bar code at the finish line to record who you are and what position you finish within your age group.

Once you have a recorded time either through Parkrun or other race meets/avenues, please submit your race time.

Submit your race time

Submissions close on Sunday 7 April at midnight.

What Happens Next?

Subject to your race submission time, we will select participants in each age category.

For further information on representing Team Hillingdon, contact us by email at 

TCS Mini London Wheelchair and Ambulant/ Para Marathon

Wheelchair and ambulant athlete entry

There is also the opportunity for young athletes who use wheelchairs or have a physical or sensory impairment to take part in the TCS Mini London Marathon championships in the following categories:

  • Under 14 years old - wheelchair
  • Under 17 years old - wheelchair
  • Under 14 years old - ambulant
  • Under 17 years old - ambulant

How to Apply

For further details on taking part in these categories please contact Michelle Weltman, the TCS Mini London Marathon Wheelchair and Ambulant/Para Athlete coordinator by email  at

If you would like to discuss anything further, before or after applying, please contact the Hillingdon sport and physical activity team by email at

Page last updated: 04 Mar 2024