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Why you should run on LONDON MARATHON 2014 race event?

Running on LONDON MARATHON 2014 race is both a competition and a type of training. One of the excitements and pleasures of running on LONDON MARATHON 2014 event is that all runners with a different goals take part in the same running race. You may be running LONDON MARATHON 2014 race for charity, perhaps in memory of a loved one, or to show themselves and the world that they have the inner strength to succeed. You can also run in LONDON MARATHON 2014 event if you want to perform and improve your running capability's. In LONDON MARATHON 2014 race you can met some of the world running legends or record holders. By taking part in LONDON MARATHON 2014 running event you can increase your motivation, make new friends, explore the city, get outdoors, exercise, find what kind of shape you are, learn something new about yourself and get new running T-shirt. When you coming across the finish line of LONDON MARATHON 2014 running race you can feel a big sense of accomplishment. Remember to flash a big smile when you crossing a goal in LONDON MARATHON 2014 event to look satisfied in your photo.

You are welcome on LONDON MARATHON 2014 and we wish you much success and pleasure in this running race event.

The Complete Marathon Training Plan for LONDON MARATHON 2014
If you secure a place in the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon you’ll need to register for the race. There are two parts to this process:

Part 1 – The registration form

You will receive your registration form in the post in March and you must bring this with you to the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon Expo along with your identification (see details in Part 2) in order to collect your runner number, timing tag and kit bag.

Part 2 – The 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon Expo

The 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon Expo will be held from Wednesday 9th April to Saturday 12th April at the city’s ExCel Exhibition Centre. All runners will need to attend one of these days to register. If you live in London please try to attend on Wednesday or Thursday because the event gets very busy on Friday and Saturday with runners who’ve come from further away.

Simply take your registration form along to the Expo and exchange it for your runner number, timing tag and kit bag. The Registration Clerk will ask you to sign the declaration on your registration form in front of them and show some identification (for example, your passport or driving license). They will also give you some instructions for race day – please read them carefully.

What to do if you can’t attend the Expo

Although we encourage everyone to register for the Virgin Money London Marathon in person we know this isn’t always possible. Here’s what to do if you can’t attend the event:

  • Nominate someone to attend the Expo and collect your runner number for you.
  • Your nominee will need a letter written and signed by you, giving permission for them to collect your number. They’ll also need to bring a copy of your identification.
  • Sign the declaration on your registration form. When your nominee gives the form to the Registration Clerk, they’ll check your details.
  • Your nominee will also need to bring some identification (for example, their passport or driving license).

Overseas runners

There are special desks at the Expo for overseas runners to register – these will be clearly marked.

You’ll receive your runner number when you register for the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon.

When you’ve got your runner number, please fill in the medical information section on the back. Be careful not to damage or lose your number as replacements can’t be issued.

If there’s a risk you may blackout during the race (for example if you suffer from fits), please put a red cross on the front of your number.

On race day, please pin your number on without folding or covering it – it needs to be seen by the race marshals.

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The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres (26 miles and 385 yards), that is usually run as a road race. The event was instituted in commemoration of the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides, a messenger from the Battle of Marathon to Athens. The marathon was one of the original modern Olympic events in 1896, though the distance did not become standardized until 1921. More than 500 marathons are held throughout the world each year, with the vast majority of competitors being recreational athletes. Smaller marathons, such as the Stanley Marathon, can have just dozens of participants, while larger marathons can have tens of thousands of participants. More about running distances...
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