London Marathon 2022 - Date Change

18 Aug 2021
London Marathon 2022 - Date Change
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Today London Marathon Events have announced their decision to change the date of the 2022 race from the traditional April date to the 2nd October 2022.

London Marathon Events have shared their statement on the decision this afternoon which reads:

"We believe that by moving the 2022 event to October we give ourselves the best chances of welcoming the world to the streets of London, enabling tens of millions to be raised for good causes and giving people the certainty that their hard work and training will allow them to experience the amazing crowds cheering them every step of the way from Greenwich to Westminster."

You can read the full statement from London Marathon Events here -

We appreciate that this will be disappointing news for all of our London Marathon 2022 runners, as the team has been working hard on both their training and fundraising towards the April date.

What will happen to my place?

For all runners who have already secured a Meningitis Research Foundation charity place, their places in the 2022 race is safe.

Meningitis Research Foundation will register those runners for the October date when the London Marathon's console opens. All current 2022 London Marathon runners do not need to take any action.

If you already have a place with MRF for the 2022 London Marathon and are unable to run on the 2nd October 2022 please let me Ellie know as soon as possible –

What about my fundraising?

Any fundraising that has already been done towards the London Marathon 2022 will still count towards the new date.

Runners will still need to fundraise their original pledged fundraising target (If you are unsure of what this is, please email Ellie to confirm your target – MRF is not asking runners to restart their fundraising or require them to raise beyond their original target.

What does this mean for the 2021 London Marathon?

The 2021 London Marathon on the 3rd October 2021 is still scheduled to go ahead. For any runners signed up to this event, please continue to train and raise those vital funds.

If you have any other questions, please contact Ellie on

We look forward to helping you cross that all important finish line.

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