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

The public London Marathon ballot closed on 3 May 2019.  If you receive a place in this prestigious event and would like to run with Team Beat - let us know! We would be delighted to welcome you to the team, email Remember there is no minimum fundraising target to run for Beat with a ballot place - your fundraising will support our Helpline services so we can continue to be there for those who need us 365 days a year!

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.

Results will be revealed by Thursday 22 August 2019 and if you would like to run for us, email    

Celebrity places

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

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