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The 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon International Ballot

The 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon International Ballot is now closed. The ballot opened on Sunday 4 October and closed at 17:00 on Friday 9 October 2020.

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

Please note: If you are successful in the international ballot, the entry fee for the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon is £125. Please note that £26 from this entry fee for international participants will be invested in verified tree-planting projects to balance CO2 emissions from international travel.

Across all our events and operations, we are taking action to reduce and eliminate greenhouse gas emitting activities and paying close attention to monitoring our carbon footprint and want to inspire our others to do the same. International participant travel accounts for more than 85% of our carbon footprint and while we want to encourage the global community of marathon runners, we also want to protect our natural environment.

The 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon

If you had 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 have now emailed people who have been allocated a place in the 2021 and 2022 event. We will contact everyone who has been allocated a place in the 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.