Race Day App/Runner Tracking App
The TCS London Marathon will email runners directly once the app is available to download.
Your Bib Information
Roughly 2 weeks prior to the marathon you will receive information on your start color. Your bib number will be given to you at the Running Show (race expo).
You may not alter your start color, wave or corral. You may, however, potentially have this altered at the Running Show, but only with proof of a faster time. Request this BEFORE they print your bib.
Offline Maps / SIM Cards
You may want to consider downloading an offline map of London so that you are able to search for directions upon arrival, even if you don’t have WiFi. Services like Google Maps works well for offline maps.
Or, consider purchasing a SIM card upon arrival. Each airport sells them, but they only work if your phone is unlocked. Purchasing a sim card is typically substantially less expensive than paying your phone service provider for a travel package or their roaming fees!
Getting to central London from LHR, LGW and STN Airports
All three airports servicing London offer train service directly into the heart of London. Staff and tickets are available upon arrival or simply use a service like Google Maps to plan your journey. See below for more detailed instruction.
Checking in to Your Hotel
As this is a group booking, no booking number/reference is required. Simply check in by name, with ID and with a credit card for incidentals.
We use seven different rooms at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury and each has different bedding:
Double bed Standard
-one double bed, maximum 2 people
Twin bed Standard
-two single beds, maximum 2 people
Double bed Standard with Single OR Double sofa bed
-one double bed, one single (max 3 people) OR double sofa bed (max 4)
-one queen bed, mini fridge, maximum 2 people
Premium Queen w/ Sofa Bed
-one queen bed, mini fridge, maximum 4 people
Premium Twin w/ Sofa Bed
-two single beds, one double sofa bed, mini fridge, maximum 4 people
Family Premium w/ Sofa Bed
-one double bed, one double sofa bed, mini fridge, maximum 4 people
All rooms come with a 3/4 sized bathtub and a safe.
Only the upgraded rooms have mini fridges.
Rooms at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel come with a King bed or two twins and most rooms have a bathtub.