Eligibility Rules for London Marathon 'Club' Places
Each year in November/December, the club receive a number of "club" entries to the London Marathon. Typically this is either 2 or 3 places.
The following guidelines are used to select those club members to receive the "club" entries.
A set of five criteria are defined below. A club member who wishes to be considered for a "club" place in the Marathon should meet all five criteria. However, you can still enter your name if you do not meet ALL five criteria, in case all the places are not taken by those who do meet all five criteria.
Must have been a First-Claim, paid-up, Senior Member (or Life Member) of the Club from 1st October of the year preceding the London Marathon ballot
Must be affiliated to England Athletics
Must have completed a minimum of three road races of 5km or more as a member of the Club during the year of the London Marathon ballot, and by the time the results of the London Marathon ballot are announced
Must have applied for a place in the relevant London Marathon and received a rejection letter from that body. (Evidence of this may be sought by the Club).
Has not received a London Marathon Club Place in the previous 3 years.
The date will be notified at least 2 weeks in advance to all members. Names are drawn out, usually during the annual Fairy Run. Ownership of the entry then passes to the club member.
If, after the draw is made, there is still one or more London Marathon place(s) unallocated, the committee will make a decision as to who gets the remaining place(s). The committee’s decision may be based on the criteria that the individuals have met, or other factors. e.g. participation in club league races; assistance with club organised events.