How to Enter

International Entry

The 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon

The organisers of the Virgin Money London Marathon have now confirmed plans for The 40th Race on Sunday 4 October.

If you have a place in the 2020 event through an international tour operator, please liaise with both the tour operator and London Marathon Events.

You will need to let us know the year you would prefer to run the event (2021, 2022 or 2023) when we email you on 1 September, as we will be allocating the places back to the tour operators over a three-year period. You then need to tell your tour operator the same information as they will be allocated the place.

We will try to allocate everyone their preferred year but if this is not possible we will hold a ballot.

We plan to inform people who have been allocated a place in the 2021 event by 4 October 2020 and the 2022 or 2023 events by 31 January 2021.

If you do not want to defer and would like a refund, please contact your tour operator who will process this for you.

Please read the FAQs for more information on the options available to runners who have an International place in the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon.

2021 ballot

The public ballot for the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon will open to all on Sunday 4 October 2020, the day of this year’s event.

The ballot will remain open for six days to give everyone who would like to enter the event a fair chance to do so. The 2021 ballot will close at 17:00 on Friday 9 October 2020.

The 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon will take place on Sunday 3 October 2021.

The 2021 ballot results will be announced in early January 2021.