Club places at the 2022 TCS London Marathon
With 35,914 finishers, the 2021 TCS London Marathon was the largest in-person marathon held anywhere in the world last year and, when combined with the virtual event, the biggest marathon ever staged.
While the atmosphere on the day was fantastic, a record number of marathon places were not used in 2021 and have been rolled over to 2022. This, together with the number of places allocated to 2022 from the 2020 event – cancelled due to the pandemic – means the allocation of entries for this year’s marathon has had to change to ensure the new maximum capacity of 50,000 finishers is not exceeded.
This change will affect clubs in two ways, depending on what type of entries a club has/has had previously.
1. Clubs that previously held places in the event are being allocated one guaranteed entry in 2022, if they are not rolling over any places from 2020 or 2021
2. Clubs that already have a runner rolled over from a previous London Marathon will not be allocated any additional places for 2022
We emailed all Club Secretaries from clubs in both categories on 22 February 2022 to explain their allocations.
In 2023 we hope to return to the previous system for allocating club places, depending on the uptake of places in 2022.
Further information on the club entry process is available in the FAQs below.