The 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon
The public ballot entry system for the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon is now closed. The ballot was open for five days to give everyone who wanted to enter the event a fair chance to do so and closed at 17:00 on Friday 5 May 2017.
All applicants will hear the outcome of their ballot entry in the first week of October 2017. Applicants who have not received their ballot result are asked to wait until Monday 9 October before contacting the London Marathon helpdesk on 020 7902 0200.
Overseas ballot entry for the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon is now closed. The ballot was open for five days and closed at 17:00 on Friday 5 May 2017.
Please contact one of our approved tour operators for more information.
To find out more about entering the race through one of the other categories below, please follow the relevant link.
Find out which charities have guaranteed places through our Golden Bond, Silver Bond and Charity Ballot listings and read more about how to run for charity.
Good For Age Entry
If you've already run a full marathon in a particularly fast time, you might qualify for an automatic 'Good For Age' entry into the Virgin Money London Marathon.
British Athletics Club Entry
Athletics clubs associated with British Athletics can apply for club entries into the Virgin Money London Marathon.
If you’re a member of an athletics club associated with British Athletics, and you’ve recently achieved a championship-qualifying performance for a marathon, find out more about championship entry places in the Virgin Money London Marathon.
The 2018 Virgin Money London Wheelchair Marathon will be open to elite disabled athletes. Find out more about the race and how to apply for a Virgin Money London Wheelchair Marathon place.
Visually Impaired Runners
Runners with a visual impairment who have been successful in the ballot will have the option of running with a guide.
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Deferred Entry (due to injury or illness)
If you secured a place in the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon but were unable to take part on the day because you were ill or injured, find out about deferred entry and what to do to run in 2018.
General Conditions of Entry
Please read our General Conditions of Entry before applying to run in the Virgin Money London Marathon.