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British athletics club entry

British Athletics Club Entry

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.

British Athletics Club Entry FAQs

  • Due to the number of entries deferred from the cancelled 2020 event, it is not possible to offer places to clubs that did not have entries in 2020. Further information on the 2023 TCS London Marathon will be available nearer the time.

  • The allocations of places for 2021 and 2022 are based on the assignment of entries by clubs in 2020. If the runner in question is no longer a member of your club, an additional place will not be allocated for 2021 or 2022.
  • We contacted club secretaries by the end of April 2020 to confirm their allocations for 2021 and 2022.
  • We gave further information on the entry process when we emailed club secretaries by the end of April 2020.
  • Please get in touch with our Customer Services team and let us know the details of your new club representative.
  • The additional place will be allocated in line with the original deferral choice made by the runner and therefore the club will not receive an additional place in 2021.
  • No, all runners who deferred their 2020 entry are being managed by London Marathon Events and there is no further action required by clubs.
  • We gave further information on the entry process when we emailed club secretaries by the end of April 2020.
FAQs

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