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Championship entry

Championship applications for the 2023 TCS London Marathon

Applications for Championship entries in the 2023 TCS London Marathon are open! Please click on the link below to complete your application before 16:00 on Friday 6 January 2023 – and be sure to read the qualification criteria further down this page to check you are eligible to apply. 

Qualification details

London Marathon Events and British Athletics have confirmed that the 2023 TCS London Marathon will incorporate the UK Championships for the marathon distance.

If you are looking to secure a Championship place in the event, you must have achieved a qualifying performance on a course certified by the Association for International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).

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

Championship qualifying times

The table below details the Championship qualifying times for the 2023 TCS London Marathon. Qualifying times must have been run at an event with a certified course between 1 January 2022 and 31 December 2022.

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

Distance
Men Women
Full marathon sub 2:40:00 sub 3:14:00
Half marathon sub 1:12:30 sub 1:28:00

Championship FAQs

  • Yes – providing you can confirm the information required, meeting the qualification time will guarantee you entry into the TCS London Marathon. You will need to ensure you have paid and secured your entry within the designated time frame after your application has been accepted.
  • No – so long as you meet the qualifying criteria and have proof of a UKA membership, there is no need to enter the ballot.
  • Qualifying times must have been run at an event with a course certified by the Association for International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).
  • Yes – providing you are a member of a UKA membership body, you can apply for a Championship place if you don’t live in the UK.
  • You will need to provide the following:
    • Proof of performance – this will be a link to the results webpage or a file (jpg, PDF) which clearly displays the name, date and qualifying time of the event.
    • Proof of UKA membership – this will be your UKA membership number which will be verified on the membership portal.
  • Yes, you may apply for a Championship place if you ran a qualifying time in the virtual TCS London Marathon, but you’ll also need to submit evidence of an ‘in-person’ half marathon time that meets the qualifying time displayed in the table above. Please note the virtual TCS London Marathon is the only virtual event that can be used to qualify for a Championship entry.
  • Yes, you are required to wear your athletics club vest when you take part in the TCS London Marathon with a Championship entry.
  • There will be no upgrade process for the 2023 TCS London Marathon.
  • The qualifying period for the 2023 TCS London Marathon is 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022.
    • General Conditions of Entry

      Please read our General Conditions of Entry before applying for a place in the TCS London Marathon

    • Disability support

      We work to support participants who need assistance at 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

    • General Conditions of Entry

      Please read our General Conditions of Entry before applying for a place in the TCS London Marathon

    • Disability support

      We work to support participants who need assistance at 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

    • General Conditions of Entry

      Please read our General Conditions of Entry before applying for a place in the TCS London Marathon

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