If I donated my entry fee and am not successful in the ballot, can I have a refund?
No, it is not possible to refund a donated entry fee. When ballot entrants decide to donate their entry fee during the entry process, the terms and conditions state no refunds will be given. To thank them for their generosity, we also enter entrants who donate their fees into the Lucky 2,000 Extra Ballot – a prize draw for a pair of places to another Abbott World Marathon Major of their choice – and send them an exclusive training top. Every year our ballot entrants’ generous donations help the London Marathon Foundation to fund a range of fantastic projects that inspire activity, which you can read about here.