How to Enter

Championship Entry

Applications for a championship entry into the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon will open in due course.

Please note: the below times are confirmed for the 2020 event. If you meet the qualifying time, please do not apply for a Good for Age entry.

Do I qualify?

If you're a member of an athletics club associated with British Athletics and you achieve(d) a championship-qualifying performance for a marathon (or half marathon) in 2018 or 2019, you are able to apply for a championship entry place in the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon.

You will need to have completed a marathon (or half marathon) in the same time, or faster than, the times listed below – these are the official championship qualifying performance times. Your qualifying time must be achieved after 1 January 2018:

Men Time (in hours) Women Time (in hours)
Full marathon sub 2:45 Full marathon sub 3:15
Half marathon sub 1:15 Half marathon sub 1:30

Additionally, you must be registered with your National Governing Body (ie England Athletics, Scotland Athletics, Welsh Athletics, Athletics Northern Ireland) otherwise your application will be rejected. If you are unsure whether or not you are registered, please check with your NGB.

Please email if you have any questions.