London Marathon 2022 confirms new October date – and here's what to do if you need to defer - Women's Running

London Marathon 2022 confirms new October date – and here’s what to do if you need to defer

Author: Kate Sellers

Read Time:   |  August 18, 2021

Organisers have confirmed that next year's event will also take place in October, for the third successive year

Whether you’ve got a place already, are hopeful runner or just love to watch, here’s a date for next year’s diary: Sunday 2nd October 2022. That’s when the TCS London Marathon will be happening, taking place for a third year in October.

The move is due to COVID-19, with organisers hoping for lifted gathering and travel restrictions by October next year. “The London Marathon is an extraordinary and unique celebration of the family of humankind coming together,” says Event Director Hugh Brasher.

“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 on every step of the way.”

And beyond 2022? Hugh says that the event will return to its traditional slot in April 2023.

Organisers have also confirmed the deferral process for those who would like to defer their 2021 place to the new date. It all depends on the year that your original marathon place was for, as well as what type of place you had – for full details, click here.

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Kate Sellers

Kate Sellers

Kate is our Senior Digital Executive and a keen runner. She's also a qualified Personal Trainer and yoga teacher, so she knows her stuff about workouts, cross-training and stretching. She loves to combine running and exploring, so you'll often find her testing out the latest kit in exciting locations across the UK and beyond. Kate champions exercising for enjoyment. "Most of the year, you'll find me running for fun and wellbeing," she says. "That being said, I do still love the thrill of training for a race from time to time!"

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