Find out how to take on the 2023 TCS London Marathon for charity
 
The elite men's wheelchair field at the TCS London Marathon

Participants with disabilities

Taking part with a disability

At London Marathon Events we believe that sport and activity should be accessible for all, which is why our dedicated team supports people with a huge range of disabilities – from elite wheelchair athletes to everyday participants – to take part in the TCS London Marathon.

Please see below for more information on how to take part in the TCS London Marathon if you have a disability. If you require assistance with our online entry system or have any questions or concerns, please get in touch and we'll be happy to help.

Assisted wheelchair entry

Following a number of changes we made to our entry policies in 2022 to help make the event more inclusive, we're delighted that wheelchair participants who need to be assisted/pushed by others are able to enter the TCS London Marathon.

A limited number of 10 assisted wheelchair participants can take part, with a maximum number of four support personnel helping to push them from Greenwich to Westminster. Of the four support team members, only two can push the assisted wheelchair at any one time. 

Please click below to apply for an assisted wheelchair place in the 2023 TCS London Marathon. The deadline for applications is 16:00 on Friday 6 January and we'll let you know the outcome of your application by the end of Friday 13 January 2023. If we receive more applications than assisted wheelchair places available, we will draw a ballot at random.

Please note:

  • handbikes, skates, roller blades, skateboards, scooters or any geared device may not be used under any circumstances, and motorised devices are still not permitted
  • the only wheeled equipment or devices that you may use are:
    • IPC-approved racing chairs (entered into the Elite or Para Athletics events)
    • standard day chairs/wheelchairs with a maximum width of 95cm and length of 2.20m (entered into the mass participation event)
    • Race Runners – but please contact disability@londonmarathonevents.co.uk first if you wish to use one of these


All entrants in the TCS London Marathon must be aged 18 or over on Marathon Day, which is Sunday 23 April in 2023. To receive a finisher’s medal, you must complete the event by the official cut-off time. 


Exoskeletons

If you need a battery-operated robotic exoskeleton, such as Rewalk, you can now use this to complete the TCS London Marathon. A team of four helpers can also join you for the event, with a maximum of two helpers allowed on the course with you at any one time. Please get in touch for more information.

Elite wheelchair entry

The table below shows the classifications and qualifying times athletes had achieve to meet the eligibility criteria to apply for a place in the 2022 TCS London Marathon elite wheelchair races. If you are eligible in future years, you should apply for a place through your National Federation.

Men

T54 Marathon T52, T53, T54 3:00:00


Women

T54 Marathon T52, T53, T54 3:00:00

 

UK athletes and non-invited elite athletes

If you are a qualified UK athlete or an athlete in the T52, T53 and T54 classes who has not been selected by your national federation, or if you have an elite athlete invitation, you still have the opportunity to take part in the TCS London Marathon wheelchair races.

For the 2022 event, you must have achieved the qualification time of 3:00:00 on a certified marathon course between 1 January 2021 and 21 December 2021 and produced documentation to show this. If you achieved this time, you needed to have contacted paraathletes@londonmarathonevents.co.uk before Friday 1 July 2022.

More details on how to take part in the 2023 TCS London Marathon wheelchair races will be available here in due course.

Please note:

  • all participants in the in the T52 or T53/54 competitions must use a racing wheelchair approved under World Para Athletics rules
  • no handcycles are permitted
  • all participants must have a national classification
Taking part with a support runner

Taking part with a support runner

If you are visually impaired and need the assistance of a guide, or your disability and/or medical condition means you need a support runner, you can apply for a free TCS London Marathon place for them. Please get in touch with us via the link below outlining your request and the reasons for it.

Timing for guide and support runners

We allocate a timing chip to guide and support runners. We are currently working with our timing and results providers to create a new system where the guide or support runner will be given a time in the official results, which will be linked to the time of the runner they are supporting in the results system. The official results will make it clear where a finisher has been running as a guide or support runner.

Guide and support runners will also receive a TCS London Marathon finisher's medal and T-shirt.

Additional support for participants with disabilities

If you have a disability and would like to request a waiver of the cut-off time for medal purposes, or if you would like to use a Race Runner or similar equipment, you must submit a request to disability@londonmarathonevents.co.uk.

Please outline the nature of your request and the reasons for it, and please remember that you must have a place in the event for your request to be considered. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis – we look forward to hearing from you.

    • Good For Age entry

      Have you run a fast time? You might qualify for a TCS London Marathon Good For Age place

    • Ballot entry

      The 2023 TCS London Marathon Ballot is now closed and results will be announced before the end of October 2022. Good luck!

    • General Conditions of Entry

      Please read our General Conditions of Entry before applying for a place 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

    • Ballot entry

      The 2023 TCS London Marathon Ballot is now closed and results will be announced before the end of October 2022. Good luck!

    • General Conditions of Entry

      Please read our General Conditions of Entry before applying for a place 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

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