Virgin London Marathon 2013 ballot open

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01/05/2012 at 10:36

Got my email 26 hours later.

Further wait of 26 weeks to find out if I'll get to run 26.2miles in London!

01/05/2012 at 10:43
well this morning so far I have 3 confirmation emails - maybe I should share them out?

(all same reference number though)
01/05/2012 at 11:10
I entered yesterday morning for the first time, didn't write down my reference number and no email yet?!? Crossing fingers I did it correctly, and I get a place of course!
01/05/2012 at 13:45

I entered 2013 ballot a few weeks ago as I  am on the 5 rejections in a row and in the 6th scheme and my confirmation was 101xxx.

the guaranteed entry was stopped for new people when Virgin took over, but if you were aready on it, with 2  rejections they kept it going 

01/05/2012 at 13:57

I decided to tick the "donate the fee" bit as I was feeling generous. I note some chat here about this giving you an extra chance of a  place but, if my bleary 5:30am brain registered this correctly, the ballot was for a place in the New York Marathon or a sport holiday of some description in Tenerife. I.e. not an extra chance of getting in the VLM.

 Did anybody pay any attention to that bit?

01/05/2012 at 14:07

Ah, I've just answered my own question (or rather Google has):

 In recognition of your generosity, all unsuccessful applicants who donate their entry fee will be entered into a draw for an additional 1,000 places in the Virgin London Marathon 2013. Plus a free draw for one of these two super prizes: 1 entry into the ING New York City Marathon 2013, including travel and accommodation OR 1 week's sporting holiday for you and a guest in the Spring of 2013 at Club La Santa, Lanzarote.

So that's  me talking crap then (for a change).

01/05/2012 at 14:48
thanks Musketeer that lets me in, as i thought, 5 no no's on the trot so now it should be  " yea " in october, thanks mate.
01/05/2012 at 16:13

I entered about 10am yesterday & still no email & didn't think about the confirmation number although i do recall it said on screen it was done succesfully, can anyone let me know what the exact name of the email address it is sent from & IT can search for it as we don't have a spam folder here at work, anything that would go in there just gets blocked.


01/05/2012 at 17:24

is where mine came from

01/05/2012 at 17:25
Torquayrunner wrote (see)

is where mine came from

Bingo, found it, thanks!

Edited: 01/05/2012 at 17:27
01/05/2012 at 18:20

I entered just after midday and got the confirmation e-mail at 9:50 this morning in my Spam folder. I can't believe how I was busy telling everyone that I would put in an application this year (for my first marathon), then totally forgot until halfway through a run during the morning! Reckon I had a defninite negative split on that one, despite it being uphill on the way home

01/05/2012 at 23:07
Mine was in the spam folder, thought i'd checked
05/09/2012 at 14:25

Not long to wait to see who is in and who is out, roll on early October

05/09/2012 at 16:32

Not long till all of the threads bashing the entry system start as well.

I was one of those swearing after not getting in last year!

05/09/2012 at 16:39

Still on the old 5 rejections then you're in system.

Can be rejected once more, so will def be in 2014..hoping for 2013 though. Getting bored of those commiseration magazines


05/09/2012 at 16:49

Anyone know exactly when in early October?


05/09/2012 at 16:55

No, you usually get a postie saying they are in the sorting office at some point, but I would say in the first week of the month

05/09/2012 at 16:58
Sometime in the first week I think. I remember getting my acceptance one on my birthday a couple of yrs ago and that's on the 1st.
05/09/2012 at 17:07

Just saw a thread from last year dated 29th Sept, so could be late Sept or early Oct?

05/09/2012 at 17:21
KingKenny...Are they still doing the 5 then in....I thought they scrapped it?
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