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Ballot entry

The 2022 TCS London Marathon Ballot

The ballot for the 2022 TCS London Marathon, which takes place on Sunday 2 October 2022, closed at 21:00 on Friday 8 October. The results will be announced in February next year. Good luck to everyone who entered!

UK Ballot

The cost of a place the TCS London Marathon for successful UK participants is £49 (with a £2 discount for members of UKA-affiliated running clubs).

While ballot entrants don’t have to pay anything when they enter, UK residents can opt to donate their entry fee to The London Marathon Charitable Trust, whatever the outcome of the ballot.

International Ballot

The cost for international participants is £99, plus a £26 carbon offset levy (see below).

Your questions answered…

  • We draw the TCS London Marathon Ballot completely at random, just like the National Lottery, so everyone has the same chance – it really is down to the luck of the draw!

    If you’d like to increase your chances of gaining a 2022 TCS London Marathon place, you could opt to donate your entry fee when you enter the UK Ballot, as ballot applicants who do this are entered into a second draw for another chance to secure a place.

    You could also apply for a charity place while you wait for the results of the ballot – if you end up gaining a ballot place and a charity place you can return your place to the charity and still raise funds for them as an own-place runner.

  • You will receive a confirmation email when you enter the 2022 TCS London Marathon Ballot. If you opt to donate your entry fee, you will also receive a receipt. Please check your junk folder if these don’t arrive in your inbox.

  • Across all our events and operations, we’re acting to reduce or eliminate greenhouse gas-emitting activities and paying close attention to monitoring our carbon footprint.

    International participant travel is the largest contributor to the carbon footprint of the London Marathon on average, accounting for more than 90 per cent of our carbon footprint.

    We want to protect our natural environment so for 2022 we’ll be partnering with the organisation ClimateCare to invest the full £26 of your levy in certified projects to balance CO2 emissions from participant travel.

Charity entry

Charity Entry

Find out more about how to run the TCS London Marathon for charity, and discover which charities have guaranteed places available on our listings pages.

Other ways to enter

    • Championship Entry

      For members of British Athletics-affiliated clubs who have recently achieved a championship-qualifying performance

    • Conditions of Entry

      Please read our general Conditions of Entry before applying to take part in the TCS London Marathon

    • Good For Age Entry

      Have you run a fast time? You might qualify for a TCS London Marathon Good For Age place

    • Championship Entry

      For members of British Athletics-affiliated clubs who have recently achieved a championship-qualifying performance

    • Conditions of Entry

      Please read our general Conditions of Entry before applying to take part in the TCS London Marathon

    • Good For Age Entry

      Have you run a fast time? You might qualify for a TCS London Marathon Good For Age place

    • Championship Entry

      For members of British Athletics-affiliated clubs who have recently achieved a championship-qualifying performance

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