2019 Virgin Money London Marathon App
This is the official app for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon. The app provides event week and Race Day information, as well as letting you find and track participants during the race, locate points of interest on the route, and keep up with split times, leaderboard positions and results as the action unfolds.
This year’s app contains tailored advice for both runners and spectators, to ensure you’re prepared for the big day whether participating, lining the course or following the action at home, to give you the best possible marathon experience.
Runner & Spectator Information
NEW FOR 2019: Find all the information you need to plan Race Week in the dedicated Runner Info and Spectator Guide areas of the app.
NEW FOR 2019: The app will help you plan your visit to the Virgin Money London Marathon Running Show! Find directions, opening times, exhibitors and an interactive floorplan to make your visit go smoothly.
Find your favourite runners (friends, family, celebrities and elites) and follow their progress during the race. You can see updates at every 5km split and track their pace. The app will also predict what time your runner will reach the next 5km checkpoint based on their average pace, allowing you to get to the best viewing points in time to support them.
NEW FOR 2019: See a detailed layout of the Start Area, Finish Area and several new Points of Interest around the 26.2mile course on the interactive map.
App users can choose to receive a notification when any of their tracked runners cross the Start Line, halfway point and Finish Line.
Ones To Watch
NEW FOR 2019: Check out the impressive elite field and a host of celebrity runners ahead of Race Week so you know the famous faces to look out for on the course. The live Leaderboard will keep you updated on who’s leading the way on Race Day.
NEW FOR 2019: Support friends and share your marathon experience with the #ThanksaBillion hashtag using our London Marathon themed selfie filters!
NEW FOR 2019: Donate to Dementia Revolution, the official 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon Charity of the Year, or search for your friends to donate directly to their chosen charities.
Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Why not show distance in miles at set up?
It wasn’t until after the event we found the option to convert from km to miles! Would be much better if, when originally downloaded, the app automatically downloads as miles .. after all the race is in miles and not kms .. or it automatically offers the option of what to use. Other than that though, the actual tracking worked well. Had to keep refreshing but considering the amount of users in such a small area, that’s nothing to be concerned about. Will definitely use it again - remembering to find the conversion first!
Worked fine for me!
I only had 8 friends to track and was on wifi so that may have made the difference but I had no troubles whatsoever getting the map to update with a runner's "live" location. Liked the predicted times as a time of day so I didn't have to keep taking into account what time they crossed the start line to work out where they'd be. Definite improvement on last year's app
Until the tracking is live I can’t say for sure, however using this previously I would be so helpful if you could see the runners with mile markers, but also where you are in relation to the map (using phone GPS). It’s great if you are spectating near a mile marker, but if not you don’t actually know where you are in relation to the runner - it could help you gauge how long until they would run past you.
Still a great app though.
- London Marathon Events Limited
- 103 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.