How to Enter

Ballot Entry

The 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon

The public ballot entry system for the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon opens on Monday 1 May and closes at 17:00 on Friday 5 May 2017. The ballot will be open for five days to give everyone who wants to enter the event a fair chance to do so.

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.

Overseas Entry

Overseas entry for the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon opens on Monday 1 May and closes at 17:00 on Friday 5 May 2017.

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 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 2018 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. Entries for the 2018 race will open in due course.

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 2017 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 2018.

General Conditions of Entry

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