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Championship entry

Championship Entry

Championship places in the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon

Championship entry applications for the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon are now closed.

The deadline to submit an application was 16:00 on Monday 18 January 2021.

Please note: if you have a Good for Age (GFA) place in the 2021 event already, you will have the opportunity to upgrade your GFA place to a Championship place in July 2021.

Qualifying for a Championship place in the 2022 London Marathon

The Championship qualification period for the 2022 London Marathon opened on 1 January 2021 and will close on 31 December 2021.

Your qualifying performance for a marathon (or half marathon) must be run at an event that has a certified course. Race courses must be certified by UKA, the Association for International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS), or a national governing body for distance running for the country in which the race is held.

Additionally, you must be registered with your national governing body (ie England Athletics, Scotland Athletics, Welsh Athletics, Athletics Northern Ireland) otherwise we will not be able to accept your application. If you are unsure whether or not you are registered, please check with your national governing body.

Please note that all runners in the Championship start zone must wear their club vest.

London Marathon 2022 Championship qualifying times
   Men  Women
 Full marathon  sub 2:40:00  sub 3:14:00
 Half marathon  sub 1:12:30  sub 1:28:00

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.

More entry information

    • Disability support

      We work to support participants who need assistance at the event

    • Conditions of Entry

      Please read our general Conditions of Entry before applying to take part in the Virgin Money London Marathon

    • Good For Age Entry

      Have you run a fast time? You might qualify for a Good For Age place

    • Disability support

      We work to support participants who need assistance at the event

    • Conditions of Entry

      Please read our general Conditions of Entry before applying to take part in the Virgin Money London Marathon

    • Good For Age Entry

      Have you run a fast time? You might qualify for a Good For Age place

    • Disability support

      We work to support participants who need assistance at the event

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