2024 qualification details
The qualifying period for the 2024 TCS London Marathon began on 3 October 2022 and will end on 30 September 2023. To apply for a GFA place in the 2024 TCS London Marathon, you must achieve the relevant qualifying time displayed below during the qualifying period.
Qualifying times must have been run at an in-person event that has a certified marathon course, or at the virtual 2023 TCS London Marathon. In-person race courses must have been 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. Further information on qualifying through the virtual 2023 TCS London Marathon is available below.
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Meeting the qualifying time for your age category does not guarantee entry into the event, but simply the opportunity to submit an application. The maximum number of GFA places is 6,000 (3,000 men and 3,000 women). Places will be allocated on a ‘fastest first’ basis comparative to your age and the qualifying time.
If you have a GFA qualifying time that is less than 10 minutes under the qualifying time for your age group, we advise you to still enter the 2024 TCS London Marathon Ballot (the opening date will be announced by 23 April 2023) to increase your chances of gaining a place.