How to Enter

Deferred Entry Due to Illness or Injury

If you have to withdraw your marathon entry through illness or injury we will guarantee you an entry for the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon (unless you have already carried your entry over from 2016), 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 for withdrawal.

Providing you adhere to the dates below and pay the appropriate entry fee, you will be accepted for the 2018 race unless you have already carried your entry over from the 2016 race or if the entry was received from a charity or sponsor.

Runners who withdraw will receive an email link for an ill or injured entry form for the 2018 race by Monday 5 June 2017. If you have not heard from us by Monday 5 June 2017 please telephone our Helpdesk on 020 7902 0200 between Monday 5 June and certainly no later than Wednesday 21 June 2017, failure to do so will result in loss of entry. The closing date for completion of the online ill or injured entry form is 17:00 on Friday 23 June 2017.

Please note: If you have received a provisional acceptance form you will be able to withdraw after Thursday 24 November 2016, providing you pay the 2017 entry fee by Monday 14 November 2016.

It is the runner’s responsibility to ensure they have completed their 2017 online ill or injured entry form and paid the 2017 entry fee by the closing date as it will not be extended under any circumstances.