London Marathon 2016: Are you running the race?

The UK's biggest marathon is returning to the capital this week. And we want to know, are you running?

Tuesday, 19th April 2016, 12:39 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th April 2016, 1:44 pm
Members of Parliament (from left) Alistair Burt, Alun Cairns, Simon Danczuk, Graham Evans, Dan Jarvis, Jamie Reed, Amanda Solloway and Edward Timpson, outside the Houses of Parliament in central London as they prepare to run in this year's Virgin Money London Marathon. Picture: Press Association.

In four days time, thousands of athletes will descend on the city to take part in one of the world’s best 26.2 mile races.

London will shut down as spectators gather to cheer on the runners, who will be giving it their best for a range of chosen charities.

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Kicking off at 8.55am with the elite wheelchair race, coverage of the event will begin at 8.30am on BBC Two, before switching to BBC One at 10.30am.

Whether you’re watching from the sofa, or watching in the city, it’s bound to be a day to remember.

Starting at Blackheath, runners will pass many famous London landmarks on their journey to the finish line at The Mall.

Are you running the race? Who are you running for? And how long do you expect your run to take?