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A comprehensive event insurance policy for organisers of marathons and sporting events. 

Our marathon insurance covers the policyholder for legal liability at sporting events they’ve organised. 

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Marathon insurance 

Marathons are challenging sporting events which put physical endurance to the test. Runners of marathons can gain a real sense of personal achievement by taking part, especially when they’ve dedicated so much time to training leading up to the event. Typically road-run, marathons are popular events, which, as with any sporting event, come with risks for organisers. 

Here at Event Insurance Services, we offer policies to protect organisers against these risks so they don’t suffer financial loss should something go wrong.

Your demands and needs

Our marathon insurance meets the demands and needs of those who wish to insure their organisation of a marathon or sporting event for public liability, employers liability, event cancellation or postponement or damage to event equipment. 

Why choose us for marathon insurance? 

Here at Event Insurance Services, ensuring our customers are satisfied and protected against liability for their events is at the heart of what we do. We understand the risks involved with marathons and sporting events, which is why we offer comprehensive insurance policies to protect you against any costly claims. Here are just some of the reasons why you should consider taking out marathon insurance with us:

We offer excellent claims handling

We handle all claims quickly and efficiently, ensuring that we always offer the best customer service possible. 


We see 90% of our clients return to us for the affordable and reliable cover they need. 

We’re industry experts

Having established our business in 1996, we’re experienced in providing reliable and competitively priced insurance policies to cover event organisers.

Simple process

We make the process of getting marathon insurance simple and our team of event insurance specialists are always ready to assist you with your claims and offer their advice. 

What does our marathon insurance policy cover? 

Our marathon insurance key covers are public liability and event cancellation but we can also offer cover for event equipment insurance and employers liability should you require it. Please see below how these covers can protect you:

  • Public liability - this includes accidental bodily injury to a member of the public or accidental damage to third party property if proven to be a result of your negligence at the event. Injury to participants is also covered, providing the injury was a result of your negligence. 

  • Event cancellation - Our standard event cancellation cover will protect you for irrecoverable costs which are incurred as a result of cancellation, postponement or abandonment that is unavoidable and out of your control. Adverse weather conditions will not be covered if the policy is taken out less than 14 days prior to the event’s date. 

  • Employers liability - You’ll be covered for your legal liability to pay for damages, claimants costs and expenses made by those you employ at your event (whether they’re paid or unpaid). Road Traffic Accident (RTA) related incidents will not be covered. 

  • Event equipment - this provides cover for equipment you’re responsible for during the event (which are not part of the venue’s fixtures or fittings). We can cover you for accidental damage, loss or theft.

You can find out about any exclusions to the policy here and more information about what’s included on our cover and premiums page.

Marathon insurance FAQs

What is marathon insurance?

Marathon insurance is a type of sporting event insurance cover that is designed to protect organisers of marathons for claims relating to public liability, event cancellation, employer’s liability and event equipment. 

How much does sports insurance cost?

We offer marathon insurance cover from as little as £69 but the cost of marathon insurance will depend on a number of factors, including how many people will be attending your event and the level of cover you require. For a better idea of how much sports insurance costs, take a look at our cover and premiums page or talk to a member of our team.

Why take out marathon insurance?

Every event presents risks, and you don’t want to end up out of pocket should an incident occur. Here are just some reasons why you should consider taking out marathon insurance:

  • You’ll be financially protected should a member of the public or participant in the marathon get hurt.

  • You won't have to face charges for the loss or damage to equipment or property which you were responsible for during the event. 

  • You’ll be financially protected if the event is cancelled, postponed or abandoned due to reasons beyond your control.

  • If anyone you’re hiring for the event (whether they’re paid or unpaid) is injured at the event, you won’t be held liable. 

  • You can feel more confident and relaxed on the day of the event knowing that you will be financially covered should there be an issue.



If you're organising a number of sporting events for a running club, we also offer Public Liability Insurance for Sports Clubs which will cover you for multiple events.


With premiums starting at £69 for up to 100 participants for our standard sporting event policy.

Marathon insurance cover options

  • Public Liability
  • Employer's Liability
  • Event Equipment
  • Cancellation cover, upon request only.