London Marathon 2020

The world's biggest one day fundraising event. Run for Beat and change the lives of people affected by eating disorders.

There are a few options for getting a place in this highly popular event. We recommend considering as many possibilities below as possible in order to increase your chances:

Public ballot

Apply for a ballot place

The public London Marathon ballot will be open until the 3 May 2019. There is no minimum fundraising target to run for Beat with a ballot place. Beat's charity places are extremely limited so please ensure that you apply for a ballot place alongside your application to Beat, to increase your chances of receiving a place in the London Marathon 2020 and being able to support Beat!

Beat places

Applications are open! Please ensure that you have read our Terms and Conditions before applying for a place. You will need to sign and adhere to these if you are offered a place with Beat.

Running club entry

Some running clubs have a handful of allocated entries, usually awarded to their members on a ballot basis.

Good for age

You are eligible to apply for Good for Age entry into the 2020 event if you are a UK resident and achieved the time listed on the London Marathon website for your age category between 1 January 2018 and 6 August 2019. Applications for Good for Age entry into the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon will open on Wednesday 7 August 2019 and close on Friday 16 August 2019.

Celebrity places

Contact the Community Fundraising team on we'd love to hear from you!

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