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Run the London Marathon 2024…and not using a poll place


Didn’t get in to the London Marathon for 2024?

Don’t fear, most individuals that entered didn’t both.

And a LOT of individuals entered.

The poll for the London Marathon 2024 was the largest marathon poll of all time with over half 1,000,000 individuals making use of. And solely round 20,000 spots for poll runners.

Fortunately there are different methods to get into (arguably) the most effective Marathon Main. OK, it’s my hometown so I’m biased.

Charity Entry

One other approach to assure your spot within the London Marathon is to run for a charity. I truly acquired into operating after signing up for the London Marathon for MIND.

Many charities have numerous spots accessible for the race and in change in your place, you’ll want to boost a sure sum of money for the charity. Normally the bigger the charity, the extra spots they may have – and sometimes the upper the minimal sponsorship requirement.

That is an unimaginable alternative to assist a trigger that’s near your coronary heart whereas additionally attaining a private purpose. To discover a charity that has locations accessible for the 2024 London Marathon, try the London Marathon web site. Alternatively take a look at CRUNCH – they name themselves a clearing home for charity runners and have printed an inventory of charities with London Marathon spots alongside the sponsorship requirement (starting from £1300 – £2000) and space of operation. They solely assist you to apply for one place at a time and if that group is full, they’ll come recommend different groups.

Good For Age Entry

For those who’re a speedy marathoner then a Good For Age (GFA) entry might be your ticket to the London Marathon. This entry is reserved for UK primarily based runners who’ve achieved a qualifying time in an accredited marathon inside a sure time interval earlier than the London Marathon.

Qualifying occasions fluctuate primarily based on age and gender, for instance, for ladies beneath 39 you would wish to run a sub 3.45 marathon. Fortunately this entry is open after the poll outcomes are launched to offer your self one other alternative to get a bib.

To use for a GFA place within the 2024 TCS London Marathon, it’s essential to obtain the related qualifying time displayed on the London Marathon web site between October 3, 2022 and September 30, 2023. Control the web site for extra info on methods to apply for a GFA place in August.

For these even sooner, you’ll be able to apply for a Championship spot. In 2023, Girls operating a sub 3.14 marathon and males operating beneath 2.40 have been in a position to get a championship bib. Full particulars on 2024 entry information will probably be launched in August.

Spectating the TCS London Marathon 2023

Abroad Entry

Lastly, for those who stay exterior the UK, you’ll be able to apply for an abroad entry. These entries can be found to runners who stay exterior of the UK and haven’t secured a spot via the final poll.

These bibs are via tour businesses the place you get a resort and bib or flight and bib bundle (I acquired a NYC bib via 2.09 occasions in 2013 and my step-dad additionally used them for Chicago in 2015). Yow will discover your native sports activities tour operator right here.

Sports activities Excursions Worldwide have entries accessible with 2 – 4 evening lodging from £1129 that features a bib and two nights in a London resort. Discover out extra right here.

Sponsor Bib

Lastly, for those who work for a London Marathon sponsor or work within the media/influencer then you might get fortunate with a sponsor bib. I used to be very lucky to get a bib from Flora in October 2022 (learn my race recap right here).

OK, who was fortunate within the poll for 2024? Are you operating the London Marathon subsequent yr?

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