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Didn't get a place at the London Marathon?

October 03, 2017

Didn't get a place at the London Marathon?

There's no two ways about it, The London Marathon is a biggie. Thought of by many as one of the most enjoyable marathons in the world to run, that is if you can get a place. Which is a lot easier said than done, in 2016 a whopping 230,069 were turned down in the initial ballot.

If this has happened to you this year then don't despair Chia Charge is here with a few fun London Marathon Alternatives.

Option One - Find another Marathon

There is no better way to get over the London Marathon’s rejection than to find yourself a rebound Marathon. These might not have the prestige of London but don’t let that sway you, as these races are bags of fun!

You can also download our full Marathon Nutrition Guide here.

Option Two - Hit the Trails

Running through the bustling streets of London might be cool, but you know what else is cool? Getting away from the city and out on the trails, there are tonnes of great off road races run every weekend, here are just a few to choose from. 

Option Three - Go Rogue

There are two types of people who want to run a marathon, those who want to run a marathon and those looking for the ultimate test of fitness. If you fit into the latter category we have a few random suggestions for you.