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Something a little different has appeared on the IHG Auctions website.

IHG has secured two places for the 2020 London Marathon on 26th April – an event which is so popular that places are allocated by ballot – and is offering them for a points auction.

There are two packages – one of which will go for a modest price and one of which will go for a high price.

Use IHG Rewards Club points to run the London Marathon

The cheaper package includes your race place, one night at Holiday Inn London Stratford City (which I reviewed here), a £50 dinner credit, breakfast and coach travel to the race.

The luxury package includes two nights in a deluxe room at InterContinental London O2 (which I reviewed here), a Swedish massage, breakfast and coach travel to the race.

Go here to bid for the Holiday Inn package (current bid of 9,000 points).

Go here to bid for the InterContinental package, which at the time of typing is at 58,000 points.

Bids close on 6th January, which will give you around 15 weeks to get in shape.

IHG Rewards update – August 2021:

Get bonus points: The current IHG Rewards promotion is ‘Triple Your Points’ – our full article is here. It runs from 15th May to 16th August. You receive double base points on your second stay and triple base points on your third and subsequent stays. You can register on this page of

New to IHG Rewards?  Read our overview of IHG Rewards here and our article on points expiry rules here. Our article on ‘What are IHG Rewards points worth?’ is here.

Buy points: If you need additional IHG Rewards points, you can buy them here.

There is a 75% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards points by 13th August.

Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from IHG and the other major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.

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