How to Enter

Ballot Entry

The 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon

The public ballot entry system for the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon has now closed. The ballot opened on Monday 2 May and closed at 17:00 on Friday 6 May 2016. The ballot was open for five days to give everyone who wanted to enter the event a fair chance to do so.

If you entered the ballot, you will find out at the start of October 2016 whether or not you have been successful. If you have not heard from us by then, please contact our helpdesk on 020 7902 0200.

To find out more about entering the 2017 race through one of the other categories below, please follow the relevant link.

Charity Entry

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.

Overseas Entry

Overseas entry for the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon is now closed. The public ballot entry system opened on Monday 2 May and closed at 17:00 on Friday 6 May.

Please contact one of our approved Tour Operators for more information.

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 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon

British Athletics Club Entry

Athletics clubs associated with British Athletics can apply for club entries into the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon

Championship Entry

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 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon.

Wheelchair Entry

The 2017 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.

For more information, please contact Michelle.Weltman@londonmarathonevents.co.uk

Deferred Entry (due to injury or illness)

If you secured a place in the 2016 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 2017.