The 2025 TCS London Marathon Ballot Is Now Open

Your chance to get into one of the largest marathons in the world is happening now!

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With the buzz still high from Sunday’s record-breaking 2024 London Marathon, it’s already time to start thinking about the 2025 TCS London Marathon. The ballot opened on Saturday, April 20, 2024, and will close on Friday, April 26, 2024, as Marathon Day is on Sunday, April 27, 2025.

With a legacy spanning over four decades, the TCS London Marathon stands as one of the pinnacles of marathon events globally. 

Over 1.25 million individuals have taken on the challenge since its inaugural run in 1981. Now, you have the chance to join this illustrious cohort. Here’s your guide to understanding and navigating the TCS London Marathon Ballot.

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Demystifying the TCS London Marathon Ballot

The ballot system is the gateway for aspiring marathoners worldwide to secure their spot in this iconic event. It’s a game of chance where all participants stand on equal footing, their fate hanging on the randomness of the draw. Should luck favor you, a coveted place in the TCS London Marathon awaits.

The Second Chance Opportunity

For UK residents, there’s an enticing opportunity to enhance your odds. 

Opt to donate your entry fee towards the noble endeavors of the London Marathon Foundation during the ballot process, and you unlock a win-win scenario. Not only does your entry fee reduce from £69.99 to £49.99, but you also gain automatic entry into a secondary ballot, effectively doubling your chances of securing a place. 

Even if luck eludes you in both draws, you will receive a winter running top (valued at £60), and your contribution will aid the London Marathon Foundation in fostering active lifestyles across the UK.

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Awaiting Your Outcome

Upon submitting your ballot application, expect a confirmation email to land in your inbox, along with a payment receipt if you’ve chosen to donate. Keep an eye out for these emails, ensuring they don’t stray into your junk folder. The moment of truth arrives in July 2024 when the results of the 2025 TCS London Marathon Ballot are dispatched to all applicants.

For successful entrants residing in the UK who didn’t opt for the donation route, the full entry fee (£69.99) must be paid. Once secured, it’s time to kickstart your training.

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Jessy has been active her whole life, competing in cross-country, track running, and soccer throughout her undergrad. She pivoted to road cycling after completing her Bachelor of Kinesiology with Nutrition from Acadia University. Jessy is currently a professional road cyclist living and training in Spain.

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