Entry date for London marathon 2014 to get into ballot?

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09/04/2013 at 16:54

maybe you could help me....I would like to know how to join a London marathon next year to raise a fund basing in the Philippines. may I now the procedures???? thanks!

10/04/2013 at 10:35

The London Marathon is April 20th 2014, which according to my diary IS Easter Sunday. *confused*


I've failed one ballot before so fingers crossed for getting a place - I wont hold my breath though!

10/04/2013 at 10:47

Where are people getting the 20th April 2014 from?  

The London Marathon is on the weekend before Easter Sunday, 13th April 2014.


10/04/2013 at 11:12
I googled it and it was the only date I could see - lots if charities have it listed at being the 20th!
10/04/2013 at 13:07

Chimpster, is that off the VLM site?  I can't find anything on there.

12/04/2013 at 13:56

Public ballot opens on the 29th April... good luck!!!

12/04/2013 at 14:09

From this years final VLM magazine, ballot for 2014 opens 29 April 2013 and will close when 125,000 applications have been received.

14/04/2013 at 21:26

Dont think they do the enter 5 times your automatically into London marathon anymore! Iv entered over 15 times & only got in through the main ballot once!!! Think too many people enter for this system to be feesable now! Stopped it a few years ago.

14/04/2013 at 21:46

Debbie, you're right.  They did away with the 5 times rejected a few years back.

29th it is....again!

14/04/2013 at 23:56

Opps sorry Cinders missed your question. It is indirectly on the VLM website, it's hidden in the VLM 2013 media guide

15/04/2013 at 13:32


I ran the marathon last year and went on holiday 5 days later. The ballot opened whilst I was on holiday so its normally about a week after.

Hope this helps.

16/04/2013 at 13:44

Silly question but what time does the ballet open at on April 29th

16/04/2013 at 23:23

Thanks for all the info here... planning to apply for the first time this year after doing a few half marathons.  Good luck to all applying!

17/04/2013 at 11:02

Anyone know when they're likely to post the new Good For Age info for 2014? I've got a qualifying time for next year if they keep the same times as 2013 (but only just, so if they change them I'll need to go in the ballot!).

17/04/2013 at 11:10

I'm looking into applying for 2014 London Marathion but have never done it before. All the information you have provided has been great but can anyone offer any details about the actual applying process and what's involved. Would really appreciate any information.

18/04/2013 at 08:34

This year is the last year for the 5 rejections/automatic place system. So anyone rejected for the last 4 years will automatically get a place for 2014. Then it's pot luck for everyone!

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18/04/2013 at 08:37

amy.you go on the website.put your information in and your card details and press submit......

 same as most other on line purchases....

it is different if you live abroad


19/04/2013 at 13:36

Hello all i found this on the website

Entries for the 2014 Virgin London Marathon will open online at www.virginlondonmarathonballot.comon Monday 29th April 2013

19/04/2013 at 14:22

That link doesn't work Jason.

19/04/2013 at 14:41

ballot opens on Monday 29th April.

It's mentioned in the VLM Media Guide that Chimpster posted on this thread last Sunday.

If previous years are a guide, the ballot will open at 9am.

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