How to Enter

Ballot Entry

The 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon

The 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon will take place on Sunday 28 April 2019.

The public ballot entry system for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon has now closed. The ballot was open from Monday 30 April until 17:00 on Friday 4 May 2018. The payment deadline for all runners who secured a place in the 2019 race via the public ballot has also now passed.

International Entry

The international ballot entry system for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon has now closed.

The international ballot was open from Monday 30 April until 17:00 on Friday 4 May 2018. International applicants were be contacted about their ballot entry in mid-October via email.

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.

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.

Good For Age Entry

If you've already run a full marathon in a particularly fast time, you might qualify for a '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.

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 Virgin Money London Marathon.

Wheelchair Entry

The 2019 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 disability@londonmarathonevents.co.uk

Deferred Entry (due to injury or illness)

If you secured a place in the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon but are 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 2020.

General Conditions of Entry

Please read our General Conditions of Entry before applying to run in the Virgin Money London Marathon.