The London Community Organization is pleased to host the 2021 London OH Marathon as a fundraiser for Merri-Mac park. We are raising funds to further improve the park by adding play equipment, recreational paths, sports fields, etc.
Format: Staggered starts will begin at 7am in accordance with health department guidelines. The course will remain open for 5 hours after the last competitor starts.
Course: The start and finish will be located at Merri-Mac Park. The course will head northwest on Toland St, then turn east onto Center St towards downtown London. The route will cross St Rt 38 before jumping on the bike path towards West Jefferson. The flat, tree-lined scenic rails will take you to Darby Creek Metro Park. At Darby Creek, you’ll turn around and head back to London! Did we mention this race is flat? It is crazy flat!
Perks: Half marathon runners will receive a high-quality soft vintage style race shirt with the London OH Marathon logo, medal, and special promotional offers from local businesses. Full marathon runners will receive a full-zip London OH Marathon lightweight hooded sweatshirt, along with a London OH Marathon finisher medal, and swag from local businesses.
Packet Pickup: Watch for updates on packet pickup locations, in downtown London, Ohio. Please note that there will be race day pickup (details TBD) but there will be no race day registration. You must pick up your race materials (or have another pick them up for you) at either the early or race day packet pickup (no materials will be mailed). We will email all registered participants when final details have been determined.
Heat: If the heat index on race day is expected to rise above 80 degrees, we will move the start time forward to 6am. The final determination on start time based on heat index will be made two days prior to race day.
Elite athletes: This course is going to be crazy fast, and we’re looking for people who can light it up. Please contact Race Director David Mars at [email protected] for details. Elite entries will include a complimentary entry to the race and VIP accommodations on race day.