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Charity Ballot

All you need to know about the TCS London Marathon Charity Ballot

The 2022 Charity Ballot will not be taking place this year because of a unique combination of factors. The number of charity places rolled over from the cancelled 2020 mass event and the number of unused charity entries in 2021 (only 59 per cent were used), means we need to reduce the number of entries for the 2022 and 2023 TCS London Marathons.

The 2023 TCS London Marathon Charity Ballot

The Charity Ballot will be a unique opportunity for UK-registered charities to secure a much-coveted entry into the TCS London Marathon. We are planning to hold the Charity Ballot again in 2023, so please complete the form below to register your interest and well be in touch with further details in due course.

For further details on eligibility and pricing, please read our Charity Ballot FAQs below.

My charity wants to enter the Charity Ballot

  • From the charities that enter the TCS London Marathon Charity Ballot, 500 will be selected at random. These selected charities are awarded one entry each, giving them the unique opportunity to choose a fundraiser to take part in the TCS London Marathon in support of their cause.
  • All UK-registered charities can enter. We do not accept entries from non-UK registered charities. Charities also cannot enter the TCS London Marathon Charity Ballot if they currently hold a Virgin Money London Marathon Golden Bond, they hold a Silver Bond place for the Virgin Money London Marathon, or they gained a place via the Charity Ballot in the previous year.
  • No. If you’re an individual runner you need to apply via the TCS London Marathon Ballot.
  • If your charity meets the criteria outlined above it can enter the Charity Ballot for a chance to secure one guaranteed place – we will let you know when the 2022 TCS London Marathon Charity Ballot is open for entries. Please note that, due to high demand, we can only accept one application per charity.
  • We will email you with the outcome of your ballot entry.
  • The cost of entry is £370 plus VAT and we will invoice you for this amount. 

My charity has a Charity Ballot entry

  • We host a webinar for all successful charities to give you an overview of the process works and timings. You will also receive access to an entry console that will allow you to register and administer your runners.
  • You will receive an email containing a link to your online entry console and the deadline for registering your runners. We normally allow a few months to complete entries. We do not accept any late entries.
  • You can give it to anyone, as long as they do not breach the terms and conditions of entry.
  • No, you cannot sell the place or transfer it to another charity. If your charity merges with another charity, please contact gbinfo@londonmarathonevents.co.uk.
  • Any unused charity entries will automatically roll over to the following year at no extra cost. If you do not use the entry in the following year, it cannot be rolled over again and no refund for the unused place will be given.
  • Please contact our Customer Services team confirming your charity’s name, the fact that you hold a Charity Ballot place, and the information you would like to be updated.

Charities to run for

    • Need a place?

      Search our charity listings for a cause that you’re interested in and get in touch

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    • I have a ballot place

      Got a place through the ballot? Why not run for a cause that’s close to your heart?

    • Need a place?

      Search our charity listings for a cause that you’re interested in and get in touch

    • Fundraising tips

      Raise more money for charity with our top fundraising tips

    • I have a ballot place

      Got a place through the ballot? Why not run for a cause that’s close to your heart?

    • Need a place?

      Search our charity listings for a cause that you’re interested in and get in touch

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