How to Enter

Championship Entry

If you're a member of an athletics club associated with British Athletics and you achieved a championship-qualifying performance for a marathon (or half marathon) in 2014 or 2015, you can apply for a championship entry place in the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon. The system to apply will open at the start of November 2015 – see below for more details.

Do I qualify?

You needed to have completed a marathon (or half marathon) in the same time as, or faster than, the times listed below – these are the official championship qualifying performance times. Your qualifying time must have been achieved after 1st January 2014:

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

How do I apply?

Online entries for championship runners are now open for the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon.

Runners will need to submit their application form on the link below by the closing date of Friday 8 January 2016 at 17:00; if successful, they will need to complete the online registration form by the closing date of Friday 29 January at 17:00. It is the runner’s responsibility to ensure that they receive this email and complete their application by the closing dates stated; failure to do so will result in the runner not gaining an entry.

All runners applying must have run the qualifying times stated and be a member of a UK running club. Runners must compete in the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon in their club vests.