London Marathon 2022: What you need to know

London Marathon 2022: What you need to know

The 42nd annual edition of the London Marathon takes place on Sunday 2 October 2022 and will

require road closures and parking restrictions around Blackheath, Shooters Hill, Woolwich, Charlton and Greenwich.

Road Closures in south east London

Tens of thousands of participants will take on the 26.2-mile course, which starts at Blackheath and passes through Charlton, Woolwich and Greenwich town centre, before leaving the borough towards Deptford.

So the 2022 TCS London Marathon can go ahead safely, several roads in Greenwich will be closed from 07:00 to 15:00 on Sunday 2 October 2022.

If you need to leave the area in a vehicle on Sunday 2 October, the organisers recommend doing so before 07:00.

Any vehicles parked on the route will be removed from 06:00 on Sunday 2 October.

Drivers will be able to cross the route at a Vehicle Crossing Point on Creek Road before 08:50. The crossing point will then close to allow 2022 TCS London Marathon participants to pass.  It is anticipated that it will reopen at 13:20.

TCS London Marathon 2022 Route

On Sunday, some 42,000 people are expected to run the 26.2 miles from Greenwich and Blackheath to The Mall, raising millions of pounds for charities as they go.

This year’s marathon marks the third and final time it will take place in October – moved because of the Covid-19 pandemic – with the race returning to its traditional spring date in 2023.

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 London Marathon.

Who is taking part?

The race will be officially started by England’s Euro 2022 champions Leah Williamson, Ellen White and Jill Scott – the latter no stranger to the event after winning the Mini Marathon back in 2001.

Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah had been due to headline this year’s elite men’s race but withdrew earlier in the week because of a hip injury, while women’s world record holder Brigid Kosgei – a two-time winner in London – was also forced to pull out.

In the wheelchair races, Switzerland’s Marcel Hug and Manuela Schar are back to defend their titles in the men’s and women’s races respectively, while Australia’s Paralympic marathon winner Madison de Rozario and Great Britain’s eight-time London Marathon champion David Weir will also compete for a share of the biggest wheelchair racing prize in history.

If you’re taking part, best of luck!