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London Marathon 2024: The best freebies and deals for runners

London Marathon 2024: The best freebies and deals for runners
Matt Browning
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Matt Browning

Around 50,000 runners will take on the London Marathon this Sunday, and plenty of offers are available once you've reached the finishing line.

After the gruelling 26.2 miles are up, restaurants, bars and wellbeing companies are racing to provide their services, some even for free.

So, if you are participating in the iconic race, YourMoney.com has gathered the best deals to take advantage of.

Just make sure you keep your medal proudly around your neck, which, let’s face it, was going to happen anyway.


Franco Manca

Franco Manca is offering finishers a free pizza from its main menu or specials board for free on Sunday 22 April and the day after too. To get your complimentary pizza, show your medal to a member of staff.

This applies to all of its locations across England, Scotland and Wales to accommodate those travelling back from London. The deal can only be enjoyed in the restaurant, and it’s one pizza per medal holder, too.


The largest kebab shop in the UK, Kebhouze, is jumping onboard the marathon train, so you can stock up on a carb feast after the race.

For Sunday only, marathon finishers can claim a free Chick & Chips Kebab or Chicken Classic Kebab (usually £6.99) by showing your London Marathon medal in the Oxford Street spot. This will run until both options run out.

If you didn’t take part, but fancy joining in the delights of a kebab, Kebhouze is adding a 26% discount across its whole menu for supporters. To claim, customers must enter ‘RUN26’ at checkout when ordering from self-checkout in-store at Kebhouze.


Greene King

The drinks chain Greene King has a free drinks offer across all of its 115 pubs in the capital city for three days from 21 to 23 April. However, you can only grab your free beverage once.

Much like many offers, runners need to bring their medal but, here you’ll need your finishing score too. Once you’ve shown that, the drinks on offer include:

– Guinness

– Guinness 0.0%

– Beefeater Gin & Tonic

– Regular glass of Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Diet Coke or Schweppes Lemonade

Humble Grape

If you want bubbles after your 26.2-mile slog, then Humble Grape might be your preferred venue.

This deal lasts for the whole week between 21 and 28 April, and to toast your achievement, you need to present your medal to a member of staff. Like Greene King, you can only have one drink per runner.

The sustainable wine venue has bars in Battersea, Canary Wharf, Crouch End, Islington, Liverpool Street, and Fleet Street.


Live Yoga Teachers

Live Yoga has three free recovery classes ‘to help you walk again’ after the race.

Post-run yoga specialist Eleanor Stowe hosts the recovery sessions on Monday 22, Wednesday 24 and Friday 26 April at 12pm.

The session focuses on the joints (hips, knees and ankles), the lower back, and the legs. Here is the rota of the three sessions:

  • Monday: Gentle movement to unstiffen and nourish joints
  • Wednesday: Stretching and gentle yoga
  • Friday: Deeper stretches and strength work to support recovery

To join the classes, email Live Yoga a photo of you at the finish line with your medal after the marathon, and you’ll receive a voucher to book the livestream classes for the following days.


The store famed for its bath bombs is getting involved in the giveaways in its Oxford Street, Paddington Station, Waterloo Station and Victoria Station stores.

You can grab a Wiccy Magic Muscles solid massage oil bar that usually retails at £8. Bring your medal between 21 and 28 April to collect the freebie. As well as the massage bar, the store is giving its new Cold Water Soother Epsom Salt Cube (RRP £6) a week before it officially launches for World Bath Bomb Day.


Transport for London

Transport for London is trying to ease the pain of lifting heavy legs across the capital by offering free travel across the London Underground, Overground, DLR and London bus services.

As is tradition, runners need to show their shiny medal, and if you have children, they go for free too. The free service will run until 6.30pm on Sunday.