London Marathon Ballot

LRR qualify for certain number of free places in the London Marathon each year through its affiliation with UK Athletics (UKA). LRR members are invited to enter a club ballot for one of these places. The Club Management Committee confirm the criteria for eligibility as follows:

  1. You must be a fully paid up (Club membership and UKA affiliation) first claim member of LRR in the year you applied for the ballot;
  2. You must have been a fully paid up member by 01 April in the year that you applied and were rejected via the London Marathon Public Ballot;
  3. You must have volunteered in some way (marshalled a club race, run led, coached, or been on a committee) in the 12 months leading up to the club ballot.
  4. Upon application to the London Marathon via the public ballot, you must forward a copy of the email confirmation within 14 days of entry to the ballot to the Club Secretary (
  5. If you have previously been successful in the club ballot, you will be excluded from the Club draw for three years;
  6. The Club ballot draw will normally occur on the first Sunday of November. You do not need to be present at the ballot draw to be eligible.
  7. Club members selected through the Club ballot must accept or reject their ballot by notifying the Club secretary within 14 days of the Club draw;
  8. Club members successfully gaining a place through the club ballot are requested to wear a club vest or running top for the marathon, unless dispensation is granted by the Club Management Committee;
  9. If all these criteria are met and there are fewer members in the ballot than there are club places, the Club Management Committee reserves the right to relax these rules;
  10. In all cases of dispute, unforeseen circumstances or lack of clarity in the rules, the final decision will rest with the Club Management Committee. Anyone wishing to apply for a place via the club ballot must accept that there will be no appeals and agree that the Committee’s decision is final.