How to Enter

Good For Age Entry

If you've already run a full marathon in a particularly fast time, you might qualify for an automatic 'Good for Age' entry into the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon.

Do I qualify?

You are able to apply for a 'good for age' entry into the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon if you have run a full marathon in the same time, or faster than, the times listed below since the 1 January 2015:

Men Time (in hours) Women Time (in hours)
Age 18-40 sub 3:05 Age 18-40 sub 3:45
Age 41-49 sub 3:15 Age 41-49 sub 3:50
Age 50-59 sub 3:20 Age 50-59 sub 4:00
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 70-75 sub 5:00 Age 70-75 sub 6:00
76+ sub 5:30 76+ sub 6.30
Greater Manchester Marathon results

Following the announcement that the course used for the Greater Manchester Marathon in 2013, 2014 and 2015 was 380m short of the 26.2-mile distance, London Marathon Events Ltd has reviewed its Good For Age qualification process.

London Marathon Events Ltd will continue to accept times recorded in the Greater Manchester Marathon in 2015 for Good for Age time qualification for the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon, with the following conditions:

  • For runners UNDER the age of 70, two minutes will be added to the official finish time
  • For runners OVER the age of 70, three minutes will be added to the official finish time

How do I apply?

Applications will open in mid to late June for the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon.

Please be aware that once you have applied, we will be checking your application and if accepted we will send you an email confirming your log on details and a link to allow you to complete and pay for your entry.

Please note 'good for age' entries are open to UK residents only.