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Elite Wheelchair Virgin Money London Marathon

Entries open for the 2016 Elite Wheelchair Virgin Money London Marathon in January 2016.

The 2016 Elite Wheelchair Virgin Money London Marathon is run under IPC (International Paralympic Committee) rules and IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) rules.

The criteria for entry into the Elite Wheelchair Virgin Money London Marathon race is as follows:

  • You must be over 18 on race day.
  • You must have an IPC classification.
  • You must be able to finish a marathon in under three hours.
  • You must have a valid marathon time from the past two years of three hours or under (you will need to produce documentation to this effect).

Race conditions:

Anyone who does not reach mile 11 in one hour and 15 minutes will be pulled from the race at mile 13.

You must use an approved racing wheelchair under IPC rules.

No handcycles permitted.

If you have any questions, please email michellew@london-marathon.co.uk

Day Chair Virgin Money London Marathon

Entries are now open for the 2016 Day Chair Virgin Money London Marathon.

The criteria for entry are outlined below.

Due to health and safety restrictions, entries will be limited to 12 standard day chairs – eight of which will be allocated through a ballot.

If you would like to enter the ballot for standard day chairs, please email michellew@london-marathon.co.uk with your full name, date of birth and address by 17:00 on Friday 13 November 2015. Applicants will be informed whether or not they have been successful in the ballot by Friday 4 December 2015.

If you are successful in the first ballot, you will be sent a link to enter the 2016 Day Chair Virgin Money London Marathon.

If you are unsuccessful in the first ballot, you may apply for one of the remaining four places through any charity that holds Golden Bond places in the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon. If we receive more than four applications via the charity Golden Bond Scheme, we will hold a second ballot for the remaining four places.

The criteria for entry into the Day Chair Virgin Money London Marathon is as follows:

  • You must be able to self propel yourself on the course.
  • You must be able to finish a marathon in six and a half hours.
  • You must have a verified standard day chair marathon time of six hours 30 minutes or a mass-participation half marathon time of three hours or under within the last 12 months.

Please note that the above time limits are in place as you will need to be able to propel yourself through crowds of runners on streets that are narrow. After six and a half hours roads start to reopen and we cannot guarantee a safe uninterrupted passage.

Race conditions:

  • No electric wheelchairs will be allowed on the course.
  • All entries are subject to the standard entry conditions that apply to the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon.
  • No outside help is allowed
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