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Championship entry

Championship Entry

Qualifying for a Championship place in the 2022 TCS London Marathon

The Championship qualification period for the 2022 TCS London Marathon opened on 1 January 2021 and will close on 31 December 2021. Entries for the 2022 Championship will open later in the year.

Your qualifying performance for a marathon (or half marathon) must be run at an event that has a certified course. Race courses must be certified by UKA, the Association for International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS), or a national governing body for distance running for the country in which the race is held.

Additionally, you must be registered with your national governing body (ie England Athletics, Scotland Athletics, Welsh Athletics, Athletics Northern Ireland) otherwise we will not be able to accept your application. If you are unsure whether or not you are registered, please check with your national governing body.

Please note that all runners in the Championship start zone must wear their club vest.

2022 TCS London Marathon Championship qualifying times
   Men  Women
 Full marathon  sub 2:40:00  sub 3:14:00
 Half marathon  sub 1:12:30  sub 1:28:00

Virtual 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon

You may also apply for a Championship place if you ran the qualifying time (from the table above) in the virtual 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 3 October 2021.  

However, if your only qualification time is from the virtual 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon, you’ll also need to submit evidence of an ‘in-person’ half marathon time that meets the qualifying time displayed in the table above.  

You must have run this half marathon time during the same qualifying period: 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021 at an event with a certified course.

More entry information

    • Disability support

      We work to support participants who need assistance at the TCS London Marathon

    • 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

    • Disability support

      We work to support participants who need assistance at the TCS London Marathon

    • 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

    • Disability support

      We work to support participants who need assistance at the TCS London Marathon

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