Ballot closed! The London Marathon will be celebrating its 40th year in 2020 - secure your entry today with a charity place. Run the world famous London Marathon for a world free from meningitis and septicaemia.
The Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the world’s greatest marathons, accepting 42,500+ entries a year and broadcasted live on television in over 200 countries around the world. Undoubtedly one of the biggest events in the sporting calendar for any runner and not one to be missed.
The mass start for the London Marathon will begin at 10:10am from Greenwich.
Starting in Greenwich and banked with supporters throughout, follow the iconic route taking in the breath-taking landmarks of London and finishing down the beautiful Mall.
Please click here to view the London Marathon course map
Participants can use the Official Virgin Money London Marathon app to gain access to event day and race week information. Spectators can use it to find and track runners during the race, keep track of split times, view results and more - all via the mobile app.
London Marathon weekend doesn't just have to be about the run - bring the whole family along and take a ride on the London Eye, pop over to London Zoo in Regent's Park or go and watch a West End show!
“Running the London Marathon was possibly the most rewarding experience of my life... I think I could achieve anything!” - Jane Francis, Haywards Health
"That was my first ever marathon and it was the most amazing experience. Thank you for enabling me to do it and give my support to such a worthy charity. Thank you!” - Emily, London
The 2020 London Marathon has received a world record 457,861 ballot entries. London Marathon ballot results will be announced during the week commencing Monday 7 October 2019. With only around 17,500 of these ballot entrants running on the day, the only way to guarantee yourself a place in the London Marathon is to obtain a charity place.
Not only would you have the added reward of raising funds for those less fortunate than yourself, running for charity is the best way to secure yourself a place in this oversubscribed favourite.
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Meningitis is fast acting and devastating. It can kill an otherwise healthy person within 24 hours and kills one in ten people who contract it.
A leading UK and international charity bringing together people and expertise to defeat meningitis and septicaemia wherever it exists.
Funding research into prevention, detection and treatment; providing life-saving awareness and information; and supporting people who have lost a loved one or are coping with after effects.
Registered no: 1091105.