When does the Virgin Money London Marathon ballot open?
The ballot for the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon opened on Sunday 4 October and was available for six days, until 17:00 on Friday 9 October. More information on the 2022 London Marathon ballot will be available soon.
What are my other options for gaining entry?
There are a number of ways to enter the Virgin Money London Marathon – click to find out more.
When do I pay my entry fee?
All applicants who have been successful in the ballot and offered a provisional place in the Virgin Money London Marathon will be sent a link to pay the entry fee within the timescales advised when the ballot results are announced.
Applicants who chose to bequeath their entry fee and are then successful do not need to make any further payment.
I am now unable to run – what do I do?
If you have a place in the Virgin Money London Marathon and but you're unable to run, you need to let us know as soon as possible by completing the withdrawal form. Click for more information.
My friend/family member is now unable to run; can I use their entry?
Places in the Virgin Money London Marathon are not transferable under any circumstances.
What happens to the places when people drop out of the event? Is there a waiting list?
We do not operate a waiting list. The number of entries we accept each year is calculated in the knowledge that a certain percentage of runners will drop out. This percentage is very consistent year on year.
When does the virtual 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon take place? Can I run it on an alternative date?
Between 00:00:00 and 23:59:59 (BST) on Sunday 3 October 2021. Only runs that take place during this period will be officially accepted.
How many places are available and when can I enter?
There are 50,000 places available. The entry process opens at 09:00 (GMT) on Monday 8 February for those who were unsuccessful in the ballot for the 2021 event.
How much does a place cost?
Places cost £28 for UK residents and £38 for non-UK residents (to cover international postage and packing).