London Marathon changes policy for pregnant and postpartum participants

July 21, 2022

London Marathon Events has made immediate policy changes to make the event more inclusive.

  • Participants who are pregnant or postpartum – including general entry participants and participants with a Good For Age or Championship place in the 2022 TCS London Marathon on Sunday 2 October – will now have the opportunity to defer their category place to a future London Marathon within a three-year window.
  • Wheelchair participants who need to be assisted/pushed by others will now be allowed to enter the TCS London Marathon for the first time in 2022.
  • Participants who cannot take part on the day due to religious reasons will now be allowed to take part in the event on the next suitable day.
  • Participants with a disability that prevents them from completing the virtual event within the time limit – 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds – will also be allowed to complete the 26.2 miles in a time frame that is achievable for them.

The changes for the 2022 TCS London Marathon are the first in a series of new measures that will be introduced in future marathons. Runner’s World