How to Enter

Good For Age Entry

Applications for 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon ‘Good for Age’ entries will be open in due course.

Please note Good for Age entries are open to UK residents only. 

Do I qualify?

You were 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 1 January 2015.

If you have achieved a Good for Age time as listed in the table below, you should not have entered the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon via the public ballot entry system.

More details on qualification for the 2018 event will be available in due course.

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 continued 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