Virtual 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon
You may also apply for a Championship place by running the qualifying time (from the table above) in the virtual 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 3 October 2021.
However, if your only qualification time is from the virtual 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon, you’ll also need to submit evidence of an ‘in-person’ half marathon time that meets the qualifying time displayed in the table above.
You must have run this half marathon time during the same qualifying period: 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021 at an event with a certified course.
British Championships entrants in the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon
This year, all Championship participants aged over 40 are automatically entered into the inaugural Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Championships, which is happening as part of the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon.
The Championships will feature the world’s best runners over the age of 40 who have qualified through performances in 175 events across six continents as part of the Age Group World Rankings.
A specially designed medal will be given all finishers in the Championships, in addition to their Virgin Money London Marathon finisher’s medal, and the winner in each age group will be crowned World Champi
How do I claim my Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Championships medal?
When you visit the Virgin Money London Marathon Running Show at ExCeL London to collect your bib (running) number, you will be issued with an additional bib to wear on your back, which will be printed with your last name and age category. You must wear this bib to be part of the Age Group World Championships race and listed in the official results – that’s all you need to do to be part of this exciting new addition to the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon.
On Marathon Day, your start position will still be on the Blue Start with all the other British Championships runners.
What if I want to opt out?
Simply tell us that want to opt out of the Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Championships when you register at the Virgin Money London Marathon Running Show. The back bib will not be issued, and you will not appear in the Age Group World Championship results, but you will still feature in the overall and British Championships results for the Virgin Money London Marathon.