Athletics is made up of track and field events with a variety of competitions in running, walking, jumping and throwing events. In the London Youth Games, Athletics holds its largest number of competitions with both Open and Schools competitions including Cross Country, Sportshall Athletics, Quadkids Athletics, Paragames Athletics and Open Athletic events.  


The oldest person to complete a marathon was a man named Fauja Singh born in 1911, making him 100 years old!



GET in touch to compete

To get involved in our competitions, you will need to contact the BTO or SGO in your borough or via the LYG App you can register your interest.

Only a BTO or SGO or nominated Team Manager can enter a competition. A borough can enter any number of Borough/ Open/ Schools competitions with a maximum of 1 team per competition. 

A competitor is eligible to represent a borough if they are a resident or attend a school or college of further education in that borough. You cannot represent more than one borough in the same competition but competitors are allowed to compete for different boroughs in different competitions.