How can I enter the London Marathon and when will the race be?
Virgin London Marathon, complete information: entry, start, route, finish, photos, How to enter (race date 28 April ) You will be eligible to make a Good for Age application for the Virgin Money London Marathon if you achieve the. London Marathon Events has announced changes to the Good for Age qualification process for the Virgin Money London Marathon. This year's runners are given a royal send off at the starting line Credit: PA Best London Marathon pictures: The runners, Royals and fancy dress who have previously run the marathon in a time considered good for their age. The date is yet to be decided, but it is usually on a Sunday towards the.
Which marathons are eligible? Qualifying times must be run at an event that has a certified marathon course. Why have the age categories changed? The qualifying age categories have been amended so that all Abbott World Marathon Majors races are using similar age categories before qualification begins later this year for the new Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group Championships. Can I enter if I don't live in the UK? No, the Good for Age entry process is only open to UK residents. Do I need to enter the ballot if I have a Good for Age qualification time?
Yes, we advise you to enter the ballot as a Good for Age qualification time does not guarantee you a place.
If more than 3, runners of your gender are quicker than you, unfortunately you will not get a Good for Age Place.
The ballot opened on Monday 30 April and closed on Friday 4 May at You will be notified on the outcome of your Good for Age application before the ballot has been drawn. If you are successful in obtaining a Good for Age entry, your ballot application will be withdrawn.
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If you are not lucky enough to be a British resident, maybe you know a helpful hand to provide address and bank account. There is a seperate Online Ballot Entry for overseas runners see below No. Charities - how most Brits run the race In Great Britain all kinds of charities are very popular. This way of helping each other is tradition grown over centuries.
Maybe the somewhat restricted social system has contributed to this, too.
There is an unbelievable vast number of different charity organisations and countless helpful people work for them for free. All over the country, especially on market days, friendly collectors are part of the main streets in British town centers.
More than half of all the British marathon participants run in aid for one of the charities. Many of them got even their number from their charity.
The charities buy these "golden bond places". It is reported that they pay up to Pound! No wonder they expect their participants to collect quite an amount of money. An aid runner has to contribute at least Pound and more.
Collecting a record sum a runner can even win a journey to one of the big marathons overseas.