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Good For Age Entry

2020 Good for Age results

The number of Good for Age entries for the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon is capped at a total of 6,000 places has been split evenly with 3,000 entries for women and 3,000 entries for men.

Due to the number of applications exceeding the 6,000 places available, the qualifying times within each age category have been reduced evenly by 2 minutes and 40 seconds for Men and 4 minutes and 15 seconds for Women.

Please see below the breakdown of the qualifying times:

Men Qualifying standard Qualifying times accepted
Age 18-39 sub 3:00 sub 2:57:20
Age 40-44 sub 3:05 sub 3:02:20
Age 45-49 sub 3:10 sub 3:07:20
Age 50-54 sub 3:15 sub 3:12:20
Age 55-59 sub 3:20 sub 3:17:20
Age 60-64 sub 3:45 sub 3:42:20
Age 65-69 sub 4:00 sub 3:57:20
Age 70-74 sub 5:00 sub 4:57:20
Age 75-79 sub 5:15 sub 5:12:20
Age 80+ sub 5:30 sub 5:27:20
Women Qualifying standard Qualifying times accepted
Age 18-39 sub 3:45 sub 3:40:45
Age 40-44 sub 3:50 sub 3:45:45
Age 45-49 sub 3:53 sub 3:48:45
Age 50-54 sub 4:00 sub 3:55:45
Age 55-59 sub 4:05 sub 4:00:45
Age 60-64 sub 4:30 sub 4:25:45
Age 65-69 sub 5:00 sub 4:55:45
Age 70-74 sub 6:00 sub 5:55:45
Age 75-79 sub 6:20 sub 6:15:45
Age 80+ sub 6:40 sub 6:35:45

Please be advised that all applicants who have received an accepted email have until 17:00 on Wednesday 4 September to complete and pay for their 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon Good for Age entry.

For more information on the Good for Age entry process for the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon, please read the below.

2020 Good for Age entry

Applications for 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon Good for Age entries are now closed. The deadline to apply was 17:00 on Friday 16 August.

Please be reminded that unlike in previous years, meeting the qualifying time for your age category does not guarantee entry into the event, but simply the opportunity to submit an application.

If all qualifying conditions are met, we will send you an email confirming that your application has been verified and will be entered into the Good for Age selection process.

If there are any issues with the information you have provided, for example a link is broken or does not load the correct results webpage, you will be notified by our team by email. You will then have until 17:00 on Monday 19 August to resubmit the correct information. Please note that this deadline will not be extended under any circumstances.

If you have not received either email by 10:00 on Monday 19 August, please contact our Helpdesk on 0207 902 0200. Please be aware that the deadlines above will not be extended, and it is each runner’s responsibility to make contact if they have not heard from us.

All applications which are verified will be informed of whether they have been successful in obtaining a 2020 Good for Age entry by the end of Thursday 22 August.

Please note: if you believe you qualify for a Championship Entry, you should not apply for a Good for Age place.

Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Championship

As part of the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon, all Good for Age qualifiers will automatically be included in the inaugural Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Championships, which will be held within the race.

In order to compete in this event and be in with a chance of being crowned an Age Group World Champion, all successful entrants will be required to wear an additional official bib on the back of your T-shirt or vest displaying their age group and gender. This will be provided at race pack collection at the Running Show.

Can I apply for Good for Age entry?

You are eligible to apply for Good for Age entry into the 2020 event if you are a UK resident and achieved the time listed below for your age category between 1 January 2018 and 6 August 2019.

Please be reminded that running the time for your age category does not guarantee entry into the event, but simply the opportunity to submit an application.

You must have achieved the time shown below for your age category/gender to be eligible to apply for a Good for Age entry to the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon:

Men Time (in hours) Women Time (in hours)
Age 18-39 sub 3:00 Age 18-39 sub 3:45
Age 40-44 sub 3:05 Age 40-44 sub 3:50
Age 45-49 sub 3:10 Age 45-49 sub 3:53
Age 50-54 sub 3:15 Age 50-54 sub 4:00
Age 55-59 sub 3:20 Age 55-59 sub 4:05
Age 60-64 sub 3:45 Age 60-64 sub 4:30
Age 65-69 sub 4:00 Age 65-69 sub 5:00
Age 70-74 sub 5:00 Age 70-74 sub 6:00
Age 75-79 sub 5:15 Age 75-79 sub 6:20
80+ sub 5:30 80+ sub 6:40

If the number of Good for Age applicants exceeds the number of places available, then the times shown above will be reduced evenly across the age group categories listed above until 3,000 runners of that gender are accepted.

For further information, please visit our Good for Age FAQs page.

Deferred 2019 Good for Age entry

If you deferred your 2019 Good for Age place before the deadline of  21 June, you do not need to apply again for a 2020 Good For Age place.