Deferred Entry Due to Illness or Injury
If you are unable to run and have to withdraw from the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon, we will guarantee you an entry for the 2018 event providing that you follow these simple instructions:
Complete the online withdrawal form no later than Saturday 22 April at 20:00. You will then be sent an email confirming your application to withdraw and outlining the process required to apply for a guaranteed place in 2018.
Please note that entry fees are not refundable under any circumstances (see terms and conditions here). However, we do offer this option to apply for a guaranteed entry for the following year to everyone who got their place through the ballot and then has to withdraw. This means it is not necessary to go through the ballot process again. Please note that it is only possible to withdraw and apply for a guaranteed place once. If you take up a guaranteed place for 2017 and then withdraw again, you will not be eligible for a guaranteed place in 2018.
In order to secure your guaranteed place in 2018, you must meet the deadlines outlined in the withdrawal process and pay the entry fee for the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon.