Virgin London Marathon – Sunday 23rd April 2017

London Marathon 2017 logo

The Virgin London Marathon has become a traditional scene for residents in the Rotherhithe peninsula. There is no doubt of the popularity of this sports event and the support it gets from visitors and locals. Yet, residents and especially those who own a vehicle will be affected by the road closures in place.

It is important to plan ahead if you intend to be travelling on the day or expect visitors. Be sure you refer to the information available and park you car the night before according to the map.

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Rotherhithe residents’ information

On Sunday 23 April the Virgin Money London Marathon will once again take place on the streets of London. More than39,000 competitors will take up the challenge to complete the 26.2-mile course. Southwark will welcome runners just before the 9-mile point and they leave the Borough at 12 miles, on Tower Bridge Road.

In conjunction with Bacon’s College, there will once again be a scheme for residents of the Rotherhithe Peninsula to exit the area while the event road closures are in place. Bacon’s College in Timber Pond Road will provide a free, secure overnight parking facility on its premises for local residents.

The car park will be in operation from 16:00 on Saturday 22 April until 16:00 on Sunday 23 April. Residents can leave their cars securely parked and can return on foot at any time while the road closures are in place to collect their vehicles if they need to exit the peninsula. Residents who need access onto the peninsula can also use the parking facility.

See map below for exit and entry routes to the college avoiding marathon road closures. In addition, a vehicle crossing point for residents will operate in both directions across Salter Road at the junction of Lagado Mews and Rotherhithe Street between 08:00 and 09:30. This vehicle crossing point will operate again at the end of the event while street cleansing is being carried out but before full reopening.Vehicles will only be allowed to cross the route

London Marathon 2017 map

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Spectator Info

Friends and relatives coming to watch the London Marathon on Sunday 23rd April 2016 should pay special attention to the information below regarding the best viewing points along the Virgin Money London Marathon course.

Track your runner

Keep track of your favourite runners, whether they are your friends, family or elite runners, on our live tracking page (which will appear on the homepage) on Race Day. You can search by surname or running number and follow your runner(s) as they make their way around the course (updates will appear as they cross the timing points, which are at 5km intervals). The page will also show an estimate of the runner’s location based on pace.

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