If you have seen the Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon on TV or read about it elsewhere and want to take part, please read on to find out how to qualify...
Each London borough, region and home nation has a team manager who is responsible for selecting a team to take part in the Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon, which also doubles as the British Athletics three-mile road championship race.
Teams are made up of 36 runners per London borough and 36 runners per region / home nation. Boys and girls race in three age categories – Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17. There are six races in total. The British Athletics championship results will be compiled from the top four scorers in each region. London will have a team comprised of the top four scorers from the 33 London boroughs.
WHICH AGE CATEGORY DO I FALL INTO?
The categories are the same as British Athletics age groupings. Please see the list below to see which age group you belong to
Boys and Girls – Under 13
Must be at least 11 years old on 23 April 2017
Born between 1 September 2003 and 23 April 2006
Boys and Girls – Under 15
Born between 1 September 2001 and 31 August 2003
Boys and Girls – Under 17
Born between 1 September 1999 and 31 August 2001
WHO CAN I RUN FOR?
If you live in London you can only represent a London borough you live*, were born or go to school in.
* If an athlete is eligible to run for one or more London boroughs, and one or more team manager wants to select said athlete for their team. The athlete should run for the borough they live in, which will take priority over school, and birth place.
Regions / home nations
If you are from outside London you can represent an English region or home nation where you attend school, live or were born in.
WHICH ENGLISH REGION CAN I RUN FOR?
An English region is made up of a number of counties. Please check this UK map to see which English region your county belongs to
HOW DO I GET SELECTED?
To choose a team most team managers will arrange a trial at a local athletic stadium or park during the winter months.
Some team managers will use another method of team selection other than a single trial, basing their selection on how an athlete has performed in track athletics or cross country championships during the year.
If you would like to attend a trial or find out how to qualify please check the trial information section for updated posts on local trials near you or contact your team manager from your London borough / English region or home nation to find out more.