How to Enter

Wheelchair participants at the Virgin Money London Marathon

Elite Wheelchair and Para Athletes

Eligibility for the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon

The table below shows the classifications and relevant qualifying times athletes need to meet to be eligible to apply for a place in the 2021 elite wheelchair race. If you are eligible, you should apply for a place through your National Federation.

  Eligible Classes Minimum Entry Standard
(MES)
Men
T54 Marathon T52, T53, T54 3:00:00
Women
T54 Marathon T52, T53, T54 3:35:00

UK athletes and non-invited elite athletes

Qualified UK athletes and non-invited elite athletes in the T52, T53 and T54 classes who are not selected for the Tokyo Paralympics in 2021 still have the opportunity to take part in the 2021 wheelchair race.

In order to take part, you must have achieved the qualification time of 3:00:00 on a certified marathon course between 1 January 2019 and 21 December 2020. You will be required to produce documentation to show this.

If you have achieved this time, please contact mailto:paraathletes@londonmarathonevents.co.uk before Friday 2 July 2021. No late entries can be accepted.

Please note:

  • all participants in the in the T52 or T53/54 competitions must use a racing wheelchair approved under World Para Athletics rules
  • no handcycles are permitted
  • all participants must have a national classification

Race Day

Start times for races at the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon will be available in 2021.

If you have any questions, please email paraathletes@londonmarathonevents.co.uk