London Marathon Runner's Guide

Welcome to your guide to everything you need to know to get you ready for the big day


We are so pleased to have you on Team Whizz Kidz for the London Marathon this year. Welcome to your guide to everything you need to know to get you ready for the big day.

At Whizz Kidz, we are here for young wheelchairs users to ensure they get the right equipment, skills and confidence to go further. Imagine running the London Marathon in flip flops – you will know more than anyone how important the right equipment and support is to success.

This guide runs through the Running Show on Wednesday 17th April - Sunday 20th April and our on the day plans for Sunday 21st April. We also have a Supporter Guide that you can share easily with your friends and family coming to cheer you on!

Thank you for all your hard work and support – and we cannot wait to see you at the start (and finish!) line!

Team Whizz Kidz

Meet us at the London Marathon Running Show

The London Marathon Running Show is your final step in the registration process and takes place between Wednesday 17th to Saturday 20th April at the ExCel Centre, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL. View map.

You must attend in person to collect your race number – if you do not do this, you will not be permitted to run on the day. You will need to bring your Photo ID (passport or driving license).

We will be at stand C31 across the four days so please come and say hello – we would love to see you! We would also love to thank you for your hard work, chat through our plans for the Sunday and most importantly, wish you GOOD LUCK!

For more information, including opening times, please see the London Marathon website. You will also be able to pick up your official kit bag at the Running Show. We recommend you use this to store your belongings on race day. You can leave this on the kit lorry at the start line in Greenwich on Sunday and pick it up at the finish line.

Sunday 21st April – Race Day

Please make time to read the London Marathon’s Official guide for the day before the 21st

Team Photo

Meet us and your fellow Whizz Kidz runners for a big team photo in Greenwich Park to kickstart marathon day! Please join us just before 9am at the meeting point below (King William Walk and Nevada Street)

What3Words location: Sugars. Union. Pasta. View map.

We will take our photo at 9.15am sharp and there will be plenty of time to get to the start line. Please consult the official London Marathon guide on how to get to your assigned start line

Route Map

We have four incredible Whizz Kidz cheering points across the route so keep an eye out for us when you are out there. These are a great place for your friends and family to spot you We will be around mile 9, 12, 19 and 24 (we will aim to get as close as possible to the mile markers so please keep an eye out for our yellow flags and banners with the Whizz Kidz logo on).

The Finish Line and Post Race Reception

Our fantastic Whizz Kidz volunteers will be waiting near the finish line to meet you so please keep an eye out for their yellow flags! They’ll be able to help you get to the post-race reception. Don’t forget to collect your kit bag if you dropped it off!

Our Post Race Reception is held at The Royal Institution which is a quick 10-minute walk from the finish line

The full address is The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS

At the reception, you can get hot food, well deserved massage and a chance to meet with friends and family. There is also a cinema to watch the rest of the London Marathon. Runners eat for free and there is a café and bar for others to buy refreshments.

Due to capacity, we kindly ask that there is a maximum of 6 guests per runners and please let us know who is attending when you RSVP, or email

If you haven’t already, please RSVP as soon as possible.

Please note that food and massages will be available until 6.30pm.

Thank you

Finally, on behalf of everyone at Whizz Kidz, we want to say another huge thank you for being part of our 2024 London Marathon team and wish you a huge good luck!

Don't forget to tag us in your photos from the day:

Instagram: @whizzkidzuk
Facebook: /whizzkidz
X: @whizzkidz

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