How to Enter

Deferred Entry

The opportunity to withdraw from the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon will be available on this page by the end of May. If you are unable to take part on Sunday 4 October, please return to this page in early June to submit your withdrawal.

You will be able to withdraw from the event until 20:00 on Saturday 3 October.

Important: If you have already completed a withdrawal form via the email sent to all participants during April 2020, you do not need to take any further action.

The opportunity to defer to 2021 is only available to those who have a place through the UK or International Ballot, Club, Good For Age/championship (with a qualifying time on or after 1 January 2019) or a volunteer/stakeholder group.

Please be reminded of the following terms and conditions apply where a deferral is available:

  • You are required to pay the full entry fee for 2020 and 2021 within the published timescales. We will contact all participants eligible to defer by email, shortly after the event on Sunday 4 October with further information.
  • If you do secure a deferred entry to 2021, you will not be able to defer the entry again to 2022.