Good For Age FAQs
Q. If I achieve a Good For Age time, am I guaranteed a place?
A. Meeting the time for your age category does not guarantee entry into the event, but simply the opportunity to submit an application. Please see â€˜Can I apply for Good For Age entry?â€™ on our Good for Age entry page for more details about the process for qualification.
Q. Which marathons are eligible?
A. Qualifying times must be run at an event that has a certified marathon 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.
Q. Can I enter if I don't live in the UK?
A. No, the Good For Age entry process is only open to UK residents.
Q. Do I need to enter the ballot if I have a Good For Age qualification time?
A. Yes, we advise you to enter the ballot as a Good For Age time does not guarantee you a place. You will be notified on the outcome of your Good for Age application before the ballot has been drawn. If you are successful in obtaining a Good For Age entry, your ballot application will be withdrawn.
Q. Do you work out Good For Age times based on the age I was when I ran the qualifying time or on the age I will be on Race Day?
A. The age you ran the time.
Q. What do I need to provide as proof?
A. You will need to provide the following:
- Proof of performance â€“ this can be a link to the results webpage or a file (jpg, PDF) which clearly displays the name, date and qualifying time of the event.
- Proof of age â€“ This can either be a copy of your passport, driving licence or birth certificate.
- Proof of UK residence â€“ this must be an official document proving your residence in the UK, such as a recent utility bill (within the last three months) or driving licence.
Q. Will I be able to defer my 2020 Good For Age entry?
A. Please refer to the Good for Age information page for further details.