THE London Marathon in 2020 will be celebrate the famous race’s 40th anniversary.
The event is now the world’s most popular but competition for a place in the race around the UK’s capital city is tough.
When are the London Marathon ballot results for 2020?
Those entering the ballot for a place in the London Marathon in 2020 will find out whether or not they have been successful by the end of this month.
The 2020 Virgin Money Marathon announced via their official Twitter page that ballot results for next year’s race will start to drop as early as the week beginning October 7.
The official website promises all applicants will know by know by October 31.
Everyone from the UK who gets a place to run the marathon in the ballot is sent a Congratulations magazine by Virgin.
The 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon will take place on Sunday April 26 next year.
What if I don’t get a ballot place?
IF you miss out on a place, there are other ways in which you can take part.
You can try and apply using a charity entry for the 2020 race.
Most major charities have a set number of places reserved for them each year and allocate these to runners on the basis that they will raise an agreed amount of money.
You’ll need to contact your chosen charity directly to see if they’ve got any places to offer you.
To see a list of charities most likely to be involved, head over to this list on the London Marathon website.
Otherwise, you’ll have to be a gifted athlete, but you can also try the Good For Age Entry.
These are spots reserved for 6,000 people and are open to both men and women who have run marathons in the allocated times listed here.
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When is London Marathon 2020?
But traditionally the marathon is held on one of the final two Sunday’s in April.
This year it is being held on Sunday, April 28.
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