26 April 2009
Start Time : 9:00am
Number of Places : 33,000
The Flora London Marathon is a monumentally important event in Britain. It is the largest public participation sporting event
in the country, always being massively oversubscribed and attracting the attention of millions of TV viewers every year.
It is also the largest charity event outside of America.
London Marathon Route
Having changed very slightly over the past 26 years, the London Marathon follows a path well-known to anyone lucky enough to have taken part.
The Flora London Marathon starts in Greenwich Park, next to to the Greenwich Observatory. Runners then make their way through Woolwich, past the
Thames Barrier and then Cutty Sark. They will then continue towards Bermondsy. At the twelve-mile point they will see Tower Bridge, which they
cross before turning right towards Canary Wharf. Next on towards Limehouse and the 20-miles stage, where many runners may 'hit the wall' as their
bodies run out of energy. Those who continue will pass the Tower of London, run along Embankment, past the Houses of Parliament and past Nelson's Column
reaching the final 500m along Bridcage Walk, past Buckingham Palace and over the finish line to the souond of well-deserved cheers.
London Marathon Entry
* OAPs and Students : £25
* UK Athletics Affiliated Runners: £28
* All other entrants : £32
* Closing Date : CLOSED
* Charity Places : The London Marathon 2009 charity is The Children's Trust.
Tel. : +44 (0)20 7902 0200
Website. : http://www.london-marathon.co.uk