|Why are we doing this?
If you're up for a challenge, the 2017 Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon is your chance to compete against the best new talent in British road running.
#TeamCroydon are looking for young athletes to compete in the Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon on Sunday 23 April 2017. This is an event that's enjoyed by the thousands of young people who take part. You will be part of a team of 36 runners and run the final three miles of the London Marathon course.
To be eligible to represent Croydon, you must live*, go to school or were born in the London Borough of Croydon, and be between the ages of 11 – 17 on the day the race (born between 1 September 1999 and 23 April 2006). There are three age groups for boys and girls.
Boys and Girls – Under 13
(Must be at least 11 years old on 23 April 2017)
Born between 1 September 2003 and 23 April 2006
Boys and Girls – Under 15
Born between 1 September 2001 and 31 August 2003
Boys and Girls – Under 17
Born between 1 September 1999 and 31 August 2001
* If an athlete is eligible to run for one or more London boroughs, and is selected for more than one borough, the athlete should run for the borough they live in, which will take priority over school, and birth place.