How to Enter

Ballot Entry

The 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon ballot

The online ballot for the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon is now closed. If you entered the ballot, we will let you know in October 2015 whether or not you have been successful.

Alternatively, to find out more about entering the 2016 race through one of the other categories below, please follow the relevant link.

Charity Entry

If you find out in October that you did not secure a place in the ballot – or you weren't able to enter the ballot before it closed – you may still be able to run in the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon by securing a charity entry place.

Hundreds of charities have thousands of guaranteed places at the 2016 race and they're waiting to hear from you.

Overseas Entry

If you live outside the UK and want to apply for a place in the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon, you can contact one of our approved Tour Operators for an application.

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 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon

British Athletics Club Entry

Athletics clubs associated with British Athletics can apply for club entries into the 2016 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 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon.

Wheelchair Entry

The 2016 Virgin Money London Wheelchair Marathon is open to elite disabled athletes. Find out more about the race and how to apply for a Virgin Money London Wheelchair Marathon place.

Deferred Entry (due to injury or illness)

If you secured a place in the 2015 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 2016.

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