How to Enter

Championship Entry

The 2019 race

Applications for Championship entries into the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon will open on 12 November 2018. The closing date to make an application is Monday 7 January 2019, and the deadline to make payment on successful applications will be Monday 21 January 2019.

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 2017 or 2018, you are able to apply for a championship entry place in the 2019 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 2017:

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.

If you already have an entry into the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon (GFA or ballot) and wish to upgrade to the championship, you are not required to enter again. Please email us on the address below after Monday 7 January 2019 for further information on how to upgrade your entry.

Please email if you have any questions.