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.
The results of the ballot for the 2017 race are announced in October 2016. All entrants should have heard the outcome of their application by Monday 17 October. If you have not heard from us by Tuesday 18 October, please contact our Helpdesk team on 020 7902 0200. Please do not call before that date.
To find out more about entering the 2017 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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
Deferred Entry (due to injury or illness)
If you secure a place in the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon but are unable to take part on the day because you are ill or injured, find out about deferred entry and what to do to run in 2018.