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?
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.
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!).
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.
If in any doubt watch the TV coverage on the BBC - they always tell you.
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
Is the marathon in 2014 on Easter Sunday?
No.....the week before I believe......never on easter sunday
Easter Monday is 21 April 2014.
London Marathon 20 April 2014
3rd time lucky I hope. Good luck xx
Having never run it before, has anyone any idea of entry costs?
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.
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. ?
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.
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!!!
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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