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?

The 2016 system to apply for championship entries will open at the start of November 2015. All applications should be completed by early January – we will publish the deadline date here once the entry system opens. All applicants will be informed whether they have been successful or unsuccessful by email within 15 days of making their application.

To apply for championship entry, please check back here at the start of November.

All runners who applied 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.