Good for Age entries for London Marathon 2019 now open

Good for age entry London Marathon 2019

Applications for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon Good for Age entries open today, Wednesday 1 August and close on Friday 10 August at 17:00.

Related: Everything you need to know about running the London Marathon 2019 

How do you qualify for a London Marathon Good for Age entry?

There have been changes to the Good for Age entries in the 2019 London Marathon – the number of entries is now capped at a total of 6,000 places, which will be split evenly with 3,000 entries for women and 3,000 entries for men.

In order to qualify for a Good for Age entry, you’ll need to have achieved a qualifying time between 1 January 2017 and 10 August 2018.

The Good for Age qualifying times for the London Marathon 2019 are:

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If I’ve run the time, am I guaranteed a place?

Unfortunately not – unlike past years, meeting the qualifying time for your age category does not guarantee you entry into the London Marathon, but simply allows you to apply.

If the number of Good for Age entries exceeds the 6,000 available, the qualifying time will be reduced evenly across the age group categories until 3,000 runners of that gender are accepted.

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When will I find out whether or not I’ve got a place?

Once your application has been verified, you should get an email explaining you have been entered into the Good for Age selection process. You will receive an email letting you know whether you have been successful in obtaining a Good for Age entry in the London Marathon on Wednesday 15 August.

If there are issues with the information you have provided, you will get an email from the team and have until 17:00 on Monday 13 August to resubmit the correct information.

If you haven’t received an email by 10:00 on Monday 13 August, contact the London Marathon helpdesk on 0207 902 0200.

All applications who deferred their Good for Age entry in 2018 will still qualify for a 2019 Good for Age place as long as they paid their entry fees.

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