London Marathon Places

As an England Athletics affiliated club, every year London City AC is awarded places for the London Marathon to ballot off to our members.

The number we are awarded is based on the number of First Claim members we have, as explained here. 

To apply for a place members must meet certain criteria based on club participation and volunteering. The criteria is reviewed annually. For the 2022 ballot the following criteria is required to enter the club ballot:

  • Must have entered, and been rejected for, the London Marathon 2022 public ballot and be able to evidence this with the rejection email or letter.
  • Must be an EA Affiliated first claim London City AC member by 28th October 2021.
  • Must have raced or volunteered 3 times during the calendar year for the club. Races only include all Chingford League, Met League, SEAA Events, Southern Athletics League, Surrey Road League races, plus official club trips. Volunteering does NOT include taking track registration (members receive a free track session per registration).
  • You cannot enter the ballot if you have received a place from the club in the previous 5 years.

The ballot draw for London Marathon will take place in Spring 2022 and a message with the details will go out to all members nearer the time.

We also receive places for the following events:

Brighton Marathon

We have been allocated 10 places for the Brighton Marathon annually. They are not subject to any discount, but are made available to the club after the race has officially sold out.

The Big Half

We received 60 ‘Community Places’ for 2021 and will contact our members if there are any community places in 2022.