How to Enter

Elite Wheelchair and Para Athletes

Elite Wheelchair and Elite Para Athletics events at the Virgin Money London Marathon are held under World Para Athletics rules.

If you are a participant with a disability participating in the mass race, please find out more here

Applying for 2020

More information on entry into the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon will be available in due course.

Please note: the below information relates to the 2019 event and is subject to change for 2020.


Eligible athletes in the classifications listed below who have achieved the relevant qualifying times should apply through their National Federation.

  Eligible Classes Minimum Entry Standard
T12 Marathon T11, T12 3:00:00
T46 Marathon T45, T46 3:00:00
T54 Marathon T52, T53, T54 1:35:00
T12 Marathon T11, T12 3:35:00
T54 Marathon T52, T53, T54 1:58:00

UK athletes

We will provide the opportunity for qualified UK athletes in the T52, T53 and T54 classes not selected for London 2019 World Para Athletics Marathon Championships to take part in the wheelchair race. In order to take part, you must have achieved the qualification time of 3:00:00 on a certified marathon course between 25 January 2018 and 25 January 2019. You will be required to produce documentation to show this. 

Athletes who have achieved the qualifying time should contact before Friday 25 January 2019. No late entries can be accepted.

  • All participants in the in the T52 or T53/54 competitions must use a racing wheelchair approved under World Para Athletics rules
  • No handcycles are permitted

Race Day

Start times for races at the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon will be available in due course.

If you have any questions, please email