The qualifying period for the 2023 TCS London Marathon began on 4 October 2021 and will end on 2 October 2022 at 23:59.
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London Marathon 2023: Lottery, Qualification Details, Ballot, Registration, Route
From October 1, you can visit the London Marathon ballot entry page to cast your vote. If you win the ballot, you will then need to pay £49.99 to secure your spot.
If you’re feeling benevolent, you can donate your admission money to the London Marathon Charitable Trust during the registration process.
Public ballots are the most popular method of entering the London Marathon, and the ballot for the 2023 TCS London Marathon will go on sale on Saturday, October 1, 2022.
It is a random ballot with a random draw, much like the National Lottery, so whether you are chosen depends on the luck of the draw. For the election in 2022, more over 350,000 people cast ballots.
Successful UK participants must pay £49.99 to register for the TCS London Marathon, but ballot participants are not required to pay anything.
However, you could choose to give your entrance fee when you enter the UK ballot if you want to boost your chances of getting a spot, as ballot candidates who do this are
If you win the ballot, your entry is guaranteed and pre-paid. If not, your name will be added to the Lucky Bequest draw, which distributes 2,000 more spots. The organisers will also give you a premium winter running shirt (RRP £70) and the chance to win one of three pairs of entries to the race if you continue to be unlucky in the second ballot.
Ballot now for your chance to participate in the 2023 TCS London Marathon on Sunday 23 April.
The ballot is a completely random draw and will be open until 21:00 on Friday, October 7th – so enter now before it’s too late!
The point-to-point track has just one slight elevation and is otherwise fairly flat. The Greenwich Park, Blackheath Park, and Tower Bridge are the starting points for the triple start.
The course circles Canary Wharf and follows the Thames past the Tower of London, Trafalgar Square, and The Mall before coming to an end in front of Buckingham Palace. The track is one of the quickest in the world, and it is home to the current women’s world record.