2018 Virgin Money London Marathon Club Entries Are Now Open

All athletics clubs associated with British Athletics are eligible to apply for club entries for the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon. The number of entries allocated is based on the number of first claim members at the club over the age of 18 who are registered with Welsh Athletics and therefore British Athletics.

A world record of 386,050 people applied in the ballot for the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon, making it the most popular marathon on the planet and the number of runners qualifying for a “Good For Age” guaranteed place in 2018 increased by more than 800 on the 2017 figure. Due to these reasons, the Virgin Money London Marathon have reviewed all aspects of the entry system for the 2018 event.

The Virgin Money London Marathon have introduced a new ratio of places per member for British Athletics affiliated running clubs. There will be more club runners taking part in the 2018 event than last year as the majority of Good For Age runners belong to clubs.

Clubs with fewer than 10 first claim members registered with British Athletics will be placed in a ballot. After the application deadline, 20 clubs will be drawn at random and allocated one place each.

The Virgin Money London Marathon have stated that they appreciate this new allocation may disappoint some clubs but we want to maintain the balance of places available via the entry system. We will continue to review the entry system on an annual basis.

The entry ratio was taken on the number of first claim members as of 17th November 2017.

The allocation of places to clubs will be as follows:

Number of registered first claim members

Number of entries

10 – 150


151 – 250


251 – 350


351 +


How do I apply?

Online club entries for the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon are now open.


Club secretaries must submit their application by 17:00 on Friday 8 December. An email will be sent to successful clubs by Wednesday 13 December confirming the number of entries allocated to the club, together with instructions for logging on to the entry console and entering runners.

Please note the deadline for runners to complete and pay for their entries is 17:00 on Friday 26 January 2018. There will be no extension to this deadline under any circumstances. It is the club secretary’s responsibility to ensure the entries are completed by the closing date.  

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

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