Is there a waiting list if people drop out?

Modified on Thu, 06 Jul 2023 at 09:16 AM

Unfortunately, London Marathon Events do not operate a waiting list. The number of entries accepted each year is calculated in the knowledge that a certain percentage of participants will drop out.

If you're still looking for a place, please note that every year a small number of places are offered through competitions on London Marathon's social media channels and those of some sponsors and partners, so make sure you follow London Marathon Events on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter to be in with a chance to win.

You could also enter the virtual TCS London Marathon – the world’s biggest virtual marathon – and take on 26.2 miles your way, from wherever you are on the planet. All finishers in the virtual TCS London Marathon receive the same medal and New Balance finisher T-shirt as finishers in the mass event.

Alternatively, you could try to secure a charity place in the mass event and run for a cause close to your heart.

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