Good For Age Entry
2020 Virgin Money London Marathon postponed to Sunday 4 October
London Marathon Events has postponed the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon, which was scheduled to take place on Sunday 26 April.
The 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon – The 40th Race – is now scheduled to take place on Sunday 4 October 2020.
Update for 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon participants
All participants should now have received an email explaining the options available to you if you are unable to take part in the rescheduled 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon.
If you are planning to participate on Sunday 4 October, you don't need to do anything – your existing place is secure, even if you already withdrew from the original date.
The timescales and further information regarding the Good For Age qualification process for the 2021 event will be available in due course. Please keep an eye on this page and the Virgin Money London Marathon social media channels for further updates. While this may not be the same for 2021, it may be helpful to read the qualification details for the 2020 event.
2020 Good For Age results
There is a total of 6,000 Good For Age places available in the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon. These are split evenly between men and women (3,000 places for men and 3,000 places for women).
Due to the number of applications exceeding the 6,000 places available, the qualifying times within each age category have been reduced evenly by 2 minutes and 40 seconds for men and 4 minutes and 15 seconds for women.
Please see below the breakdown of the qualifying times:
|Men||Qualifying standard||Qualifying times accepted|
|Age 18-39||sub 3:00||sub 2:57:20|
|Age 40-44||sub 3:05||sub 3:02:20|
|Age 45-49||sub 3:10||sub 3:07:20|
|Age 50-54||sub 3:15||sub 3:12:20|
|Age 55-59||sub 3:20||sub 3:17:20|
|Age 60-64||sub 3:45||sub 3:42:20|
|Age 65-69||sub 4:00||sub 3:57:20|
|Age 70-74||sub 5:00||sub 4:57:20|
|Age 75-79||sub 5:15||sub 5:12:20|
|Age 80+||sub 5:30||sub 5:27:20|
|Women||Qualifying standard||Qualifying times accepted|
|Age 18-39||sub 3:45||sub 3:40:45|
|Age 40-44||sub 3:50||sub 3:45:45|
|Age 45-49||sub 3:53||sub 3:48:45|
|Age 50-54||sub 4:00||sub 3:55:45|
|Age 55-59||sub 4:05||sub 4:00:45|
|Age 60-64||sub 4:30||sub 4:25:45|
|Age 65-69||sub 5:00||sub 4:55:45|
|Age 70-74||sub 6:00||sub 5:55:45|
|Age 75-79||sub 6:20||sub 6:15:45|
|Age 80+||sub 6:40||sub 6:35:45|
Deferring 2020 Good For Age entry
You will be able to defer a 2020 Good For Age place if you have achieved the qualifying time within the dates of 1 January 2019 and 7 August 2019.
For more information on the Good For Age entry process for the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon, please read the below.
Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Championship
As part of the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon, all Good For Age qualifiers over 40 will automatically be included in the inaugural Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Championships, which will be held within the race.
In order to compete in this event and be in with a chance of being crowned an Age Group World Champion, all successful entrants will be required to wear an additional official bib on the back of your T-shirt or vest displaying their age group and gender. This will be provided at race pack collection at the Running Show.
Can I apply for Good For Age entry?
You are eligible to apply for Good For Age entry into the 2020 event if you are a UK resident and achieved the time listed below for your age category between 1 January 2018 and 6 August 2019.
Please note that running the time for your age category does not guarantee entry into the event, but simply the opportunity to submit an application.
You must have achieved the time shown below for your age category/gender to be eligible to apply for a Good For Age entry to the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon:
|Men||Time (in hours)||Women||Time (in hours)|
|Age 18-39||sub 3:00||Age 18-39||sub 3:45|
|Age 40-44||sub 3:05||Age 40-44||sub 3:50|
|Age 45-49||sub 3:10||Age 45-49||sub 3:53|
|Age 50-54||sub 3:15||Age 50-54||sub 4:00|
|Age 55-59||sub 3:20||Age 55-59||sub 4:05|
|Age 60-64||sub 3:45||Age 60-64||sub 4:30|
|Age 65-69||sub 4:00||Age 65-69||sub 5:00|
|Age 70-74||sub 5:00||Age 70-74||sub 6:00|
|Age 75-79||sub 5:15||Age 75-79||sub 6:20|
|80+||sub 5:30||80+||sub 6:40|
If the number of Good For Age applicants exceeds the number of places available, then the times shown above will be reduced evenly across the age group categories listed above until 3,000 runners of that gender are accepted.
For further information, please visit our Good For Age FAQs page.