Summer training awaits those who get a place as the London Marathon 2022 is to be held in October

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Photo credit: Jeff Spicer - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jeff Spicer - Getty Images
  • Organisers confirmed today that the 2022 TCS London Marathon will take place on Sunday 2 October.

This will be the third successive year the London Marathon will be held in October rather than its traditional April date.

The 2021 event is all set to take place on Sunday 3 October and the continuation of the race being run at the end of the year adds to an already busy World Marathon Majors schedule, with London (2nd Oct), Chicago (9th Oct), Berlin (TBC) and New York (6th Nov) all taking place within a month of each other.

On the race taking place in October, Hugh Brasher, Event Director of London Marathon Events, said: “The London Marathon is an extraordinary and unique celebration of the family of humankind coming together. 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.

“We are extremely grateful to the Mayor of London, the London boroughs of Greenwich, Lewisham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, the City of Westminster and the City of London, Transport for London, The Royal Parks, BBC TV and our many other partners for their support in confirming the 2 October date for 2022.

“For 39 years, the London Marathon has been a spring event and we will return to our traditional slot in the calendar in 2023 when the TCS London Marathon will take place on Sunday 23 April.”

Speaking on the RWUK podcast back in April 2020 when the race was postponed, Hugh Brasher commented on the real significance of the race not taking place not being about medals, but about the money normally raised not being there for charities who need it the most and as his statement suggests, the moving of the race to October allows for that crucial fundraising effort made by the charity runners to be as uninterrupted as possible.

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