How to Enter

Ballot Entry

The 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon ballot

The public ballot entry system for the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon will open to all applicants on bank holiday Monday 4 May 2015. This ballot system will close at 17:00 on Friday 8 May 2015. A link to the entry system will be available on the homepage of this site.

Over recent years the ballot has been closing in a shorter and shorter time span and on current annual growth, it would shut in less than eight hours for the 2016 event.

We are aware that many people were unable to enter last year due to religious holidays, shift work, family commitments to name just a few of the reasons and as a result we have decided to extend the entry window to five days, in order to give everyone who would like to enter a fair chance to do so.

The 2015 online ballot is now closed

The online ballot for the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon is now closed. Results were announced in October. Find out more about our Terms & Conditions of entry.

If you find out 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 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon by securing a charity entry place.

If you're interested in running the Virgin Money London Marathon for charity, please click the link below (Charity Entry) to find out more about running and fundraising. Hundreds of charities have thousands of guaranteed places at the 2015 race and they're waiting to hear from you.

Alternatively, if you'd like to enter the 2015 race through one of the other categories below please follow the relevant link.

Charity Entry

If there's a charity close to your heart and you'd like to run the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon for it, you might be able to secure a charity entry into the race. 

Overseas Entry

If you live outside the UK and want to apply for a place in the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon, 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 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon

British Athletics Club Entry

Athletics clubs associated with British Athletics can apply for club entries into the 2015 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 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon.

Wheelchair Entry

The 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 have secured a place in the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon but think you may be 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 2016.

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