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Deferred Entry

Deferred Entry

Deferring your Virgin Money London Marathon entry

Life doesn’t always go according to plan. If circumstances mean you’re not able to take part in the Virgin Money London Marathon, you may be able to defer your entry – see below for more details.

The 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon

If you entered the ballot for the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon you will find out if you’ve been successful on Monday 8 February – good luck! If you do gain a place and then are unable to take part on Sunday October 3 next year, you may be able to defer your place to a later London Marathon.

Further information on withdrawing from the 2021 event and the deferral process will be available here by the end of July.

The 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon

The Virgin Money London Marathon could not go ahead in its usual format this year, so instead The 40th Race took place on Sunday 4 October, with elite races on a closed-loop, biosecure course in St James’s Park, while more than 36,000 people worldwide took part in a virtual event.

Because the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon was cancelled, we offered participants the chance to defer their place to another year – even if they were taking part in the virtual event.

It’s now too late to defer your place from the cancelled 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon to another year if you have not done so already. Everyone who did defer has been allocated their chosen year. Where a deferral choice was not made, a full refund of the entry fee, where eligible, will be made by 31 October.

FAQs

Your questions answered

Got a question about the Virgin Money London Marathon? Whether it’s details about the ballot or information for participants, our FAQs answer the most common queries we receive.

More entry information

    • Good For Age Entry

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

    • Conditions of Entry

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

    • Ballot entry

      How to apply for the ballot

    • Good For Age Entry

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

    • Conditions of Entry

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

    • Ballot entry

      How to apply for the ballot

    • Good For Age Entry

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

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