How to Enter

The London Classics

London Marathon Events have brought together the best marathon in the world, the world’s greatest cycling festival and the inspirational open water swimming event, Swim Serpentine, to create the London Classics, one of the world’s great sporting challenges.

The unique challenge requires participants to run the Virgin Money London Marathon, cycle 100 miles in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and swim two miles at Swim Serpentine, the open water swimming festival.

Everyone who completes this iconic trio of events receives a specially-designed London Classics medal engraved with the words: Et ego Londinium vici (“I too have conquered London”) and will be listed in the London Classics Hall of Fame.

How do I qualify for the London Classics?

To be awarded a London Classics medal, you must finish all three classics events:

  • The London Marathon
  • The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100
  • The Swim Serpentine two-mile swim.

There is no time limit on when these are completed and they can be done in any order.

How can I enter?

The first chance for people to complete the London Classics comes at this year’s Swim Serpentine on Saturday 16 September with the introduction of the new London Classics two-mile swim. Anyone who has completed the London Marathon since 1981 and cycled the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 since its inception in 2013 is eligible to enter.

Click the entry button below and select the years you completed the London Marathon and Prudential RideLondon and you will be entered into the London Classics start wave for the two-mile swim. When you finish you will receive your specially designed medal and your name will be entered into the London Classics Hall of Fame.

The deadline to apply is 17:00 on Friday 15 September 2017.

Please be aware your application will be checked and you may be required to provide evidence you have completed the events.