Entry date for London marathon 2014 to get into ballot?

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11/03/2013 at 10:05

You would imagine that the date you have to complete your entry for next years London marathon would be well publicised, however having googled away I cannot find it.

Can anyone shed any light?

Many thanks



11/03/2013 at 10:17

Isn't it just after the marathon?

I failed to enter the ballot for this year because the thieving website wouldn't let me click continue without agreeing to donate my entry fee.

11/03/2013 at 10:19

Thanks, I missed out on even having a go for the ballot last year as i couldn't find the date (then forgot about it till it was too late!).

11/03/2013 at 10:25
Last year it was about a week after. Be quick though.
cougie    pirate
11/03/2013 at 10:41
I dont think they publicise it until after this years is out of the way. You'd always get some muppets confusing what year it is they've entered for.
Rafiki    pirate
11/03/2013 at 11:38

In previous years, it has opened a week after the marathon on the Monday. It generally reaches the maximum of 125 000 within  24 hours.

11/03/2013 at 13:16

If in any doubt watch the TV coverage on the BBC  - they always tell you.

Edited: 11/03/2013 at 13:16
11/03/2013 at 17:10

just had email saying ballot opens on Monday 29th April. If you are on the 5 rejections grandfather rights, it opens on 18th march and closes on 2nd April

25/03/2013 at 16:26

Is the marathon in 2014 on Easter Sunday?

seren nos    pirate
25/03/2013 at 16:28

No.....the week before I believe......never on easter sunday

25/03/2013 at 16:41

Easter Monday is 21 April 2014.

25/03/2013 at 16:44

London Marathon 20 April 2014

26/03/2013 at 10:53

3rd time lucky I hope.  Good luck xx

01/04/2013 at 16:59

Having never run it before, has anyone any idea of entry costs?

01/04/2013 at 17:55

I can't remember exactly, but I think to enter this years it was £30-something. My bad memory is thinking somewhere between £32-36. Hopefully someone else can tell you the actual fee :P You don't actually need to pay when you sign up for the ballot though. You have the option of paying upfront and if you don't get it they send you a gift like a rain jacket. Or you can choose to pay if they offer you a place, usually October time. 

01/04/2013 at 19:02
32 quid for this yr. paying for it it the easiest part. Then running it. Getting through the ballot is the most difficult.
01/04/2013 at 22:25

so if it's monday 29th of april do i have to stay up till midnight to enter and stand a chence or will it open at a set time like 9am. ?

01/04/2013 at 23:15

The last ballot for this year's opened just after midnight. How long it stays open depends on how long it takes for the system to reach the quota. Last time it closed around 5.30pm and for days afterwards people were complaining because they thought they would have a while to apply so didn't bother doing it at first. 

03/04/2013 at 22:59

Would love to do London Marathon. My mate applied and got a place for this year, he only started to train a few months ago. Grrrrrr. His legs are going to fall off!!!

05/04/2013 at 18:04

I second Elizabeth, the ballot was Mon 30th, 8 days after the race, and my confirmation email is dated 1.28am! I went back and looked during the day and it was still open mid-afternoon IIRC but had closed by nighttime.

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