Elite Wheelchair and Para Athletes
2020 Virgin Money London Marathon postponed to Sunday 4 October
London Marathon Events has postponed the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon, which was scheduled to take place on Sunday 26 April.
The 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon – The 40th Race – is now scheduled to take place on Sunday 4 October 2020.
Please note the below information is now subject to change.
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 event, find out more here
Applying for 2020
Applications for entries for the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon Elite Wheechair Race are now closed. The closing date for applications was 17:00 on Friday 20 March.
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 and non-invited elite athletes
We will provide the opportunity for qualified UK athletes and non-invited elite athletes in the T52, T53 and T54 classes not selected for London 2020 World Para Athletics Marathon World Cup 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 01 January 2019 and 25 February 2020. You will be required to produce documentation to show this.
Athletes who have achieved the qualifying time should contact firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday 24 January 2020. 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
- All participants must have a national classification
Start times for races at the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon will be available in due course.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com