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How to register for next year’s race

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 23: Runners celebrate at the finish line of the London Marathon in London, United Kingdom on April 23, 2023. (Photo by Loredana Sangiuliano/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
A record number of people are participating in the London Marathon this year (Photo: Anadolu)

The 2024 London Marathon is about to start. Today, 50,000 people flock to the city for one of the most popular running events in the world.

The course departs from Blackheath and takes runners past Cutty Sark in Greenwich, Canary Wharf, The Shard and Tower Bridge, before finishing in St James’s Park.

Since its inception in 1981, more than 1.25 million people have completed the marathon, with thousands of people signing up every year.

How do I register?

Potential marathon runners can register by taking part in a public vote, with winners drawn at random.

How much is it?

If you are a UK resident and choose to donate your entry fee to support the work of the London Marathon Foundation during the voting process if your entry is unsuccessful your free entry will be reduced from £69.99 to £49 .99.

What happens if I don’t get a place on the first ballot?

If you don’t get a seat on the main ballot, all hope is not lost.

You will automatically be entered into a second ballot and at least double your chance of getting a place through that second draw.

How do I know if I’m in the mood?

Once you are successful in either ballot, your participation will be paid for and confirmed in advance.


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What should I do if I am not successful at both?

However, if you don’t pass, you will receive a running top and the money you enter will be donated to the London Marathon Foundation.

If you are offered a place after you are successful, if you live in the UK and did not choose to donate your entry fee when registering, you will be required to pay the full entry fee of £69.99.

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