How to Enter

Deferred Entry

If you secure a place in the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon and have to withdraw, we will guarantee you a place in the 2021 race – unless you had already carried your ballot entry over from 2019 – providing that you follow these simple instructions:

You need to complete the online withdrawal form – which will be available from Thursday 14 November – no later than 20:00 on Saturday 25 April 2020. You will then be sent an email confirming your application for withdrawal.

Providing you withdraw your entry before the deadline and pay for your place, you will be offered a guaranteed place for the 2021 event. Please note this is not applicable to entries already carried over from the 2019 event or if the entry was received from a charity, sponsor or is a AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championship place. Specific rules regarding the deferral of a Good For Age place can be found here.

Please note:

  • You are required to pay the entry fee for the guaranteed place for 2021 and entry fees are not refundable under any circumstances.
  • It is only possible to withdraw and apply for a guaranteed place once. If you withdrew from the 2019 event, it is not possible for you to withdraw again in 2020.

Please click here for full terms and conditions of entry.

Important: runners who have successfully withdrawn will receive an email link for a guaranteed entry form for the 2021 race on Thursday 4 June 2020. If you have not received this link by Monday 8 June 2020, please contact our Customer Services team as soon as possible and certainly no later than Tuesday 22 June 2020, otherwise you will lose your guaranteed entry for 2021.

The deadline for completion of the online guaranteed entry form is 17:00 on Friday 26 June 2020.