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

All applicants will hear the outcome of their ballot entry in mid-October 2018. Everyone from the UK who gains a place in the ballot is sent the Congratulations magazine. A random selection of approximately half of unsuccessful applicants will be sent the Commiserations magazine and the remainder will be sent an e-zine version.

If you have not received your ballot result by Monday 15 October, please call our Helpdesk on 020 7902 0200.

Overseas Entry

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

The overseas ballot was open from Monday 30 April until 17:00 on Friday 4 May 2018. Overseas applicants will 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 2018 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 2019.

General Conditions of Entry

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