Club places at the 2021 and 2022 London Marathon
As the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon could not go ahead as planned on Sunday 3 October 2020, the process of deferring all entries from 2020 to other years was immensely complex.
In September 2020 we contacted every runner who had a club place in the 2020 event to offer them the opportunity to defer their place to a future London Marathon, in either 2021 or 2022, with no further entry fee required.
We also gave runners the opportunity to receive a refund of their entry fee, or to donate their entry fee to The London Marathon Charitable Trust. Any runners who didn’t tell us what they wanted to do with their place by 18 September 2020 were automatically sent a refund of their entry fee.
All clubs that had places in 2020 will be offered the same number of places for each of the 2021 and 2022 events, minus their number of deferred club entries from 2020.
For example, Club A had four places in 2020. Three of their runners deferred to 2021 and one to 2022. Therefore, Club A will be allocated one additional place in 2021 and three additional places in 2022, meaning they will have a total of four entries in each year.
This process is therefore an allocation of new places rather than an invitation to apply for new places.
We contacted all Club Secretaries with places in the 2020 event to confirm their allocation for 2021 and 2022 by the end of April 2021.
Due to the number of rolled-over places from the cancelled 2020 event, it is not possible to offer 2021 or 2022 places to clubs that did not hold them in 2020.
Further information on the club entry process is available in the FAQs below.