Event Info

Athletes With Disabilities

The London Marathon is a mass participation event which aims to cater for athletes of all abilities, including those with disabilities.

Please read the information below to find out more about who can take part, how to enter, and what to do if you have a disability and have any questions or concerns about participating in the event.

Who can take part?

  • Day chair athletes; those who can propel themselves around the course
  • Visually impaired runners
  • Hearing impaired runners
  • Any person with a mobility impairment who can run

Please note: Visually impaired runners who need the assistance of a guide should contact disability@londonmarathonevents.co.uk. If you are allocated a guide runner place, the guide runner will not receive a timing chip and a registered time.

The following are not currently permitted in The London Marathon:

  • Handcycles
  • Walking frames
  • Electric wheelchairs
  • Race buggies

Day chair entry

If you are a standard day chair entrant you can enter via the public ballot or through a charity. 

Please note: all day chair entrants must be able to self-propel themselves (without assistance) around the course.

The public ballot for entry into the 2019 Day Chair Virgin Money London Marathon for those who have a disability has now closed. The ballot entry system was open from Monday 30 April until 17:00 on Friday 4 May 2018

Medical conditions

If you have a medical condition and/or a disability and have any concerns about taking part in the London Marathon please contact disability@londonmarathonevents.co.uk