The public ballot online entry system for the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon is open to all applicants today, Race Day (Sunday 4 October).

Applicants from the UK ballot should enter here.

International applicants (from outside the UK) should enter the international ballot here.

This is only the third time that the ballot system has opened on Race Day and the ballot will remain open for six days to give everyone who would like to enter the event a fair chance to do so. It will close at 17:00 BST on Friday 9 October 2020.

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

Hugh Brasher, Event Director of the Virgin Money London Marathon, said: “Our mission is Inspiring Activity, so we hope that everyone watching the coverage of the world's greatest marathon on BBC Sport today is inspired to take on the challenge in 2021.

“We hope that by opening the ballot on Race Day again, we will encourage viewers to get active, look after their physical and mental health, and take the first step towards joining us in London next year for the 41st edition of the event.”