Ballot for 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon now open
The public ballot online entry system for the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon is open to all applicants today,Â Race Day (Sunday 28 April).Â
Applicants from the UK shouldÂ enter atÂ ballot.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com
International applicants (from outside the UK) should enter the international ballot www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/enter-now-international
This is the first time that the ballot system has opened on Race Day and the ballot will remainÂ open for six days to give everyone who would like to enter the event a fair chance to do. It willÂ closeÂ at 17:00 on Friday 3 May.Â
The 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon will take place on Sunday 26 April 2020.
All those who enter the ballot will find out whether or not they have been successful by the end of October.
Hugh Brasher, Event Director for the Virgin Money London Marathon, said: "Our mission is Inspiring Activity and weÂ know that watching the coverage of the world's greatest marathon on BBC Sport does just that. We hope that opening the ballot on Race Day will encourage viewers and spectators to improve their physical and mental health by getting activeÂ and take the first steps to being ableÂ to run the 40th London Marathon next April."
The theme of this year's race isÂ #ThanksaBillion - celebrating an extraordinary landmark as the amount of money raised for charity by the London Marathon since 1981 breaksÂ Â£1,000,000,000.