Marathon centre

The 2012 online ballot is now closed

We're sorry but the online ballot for the 2012 Virgin London Marathon is now closed. If you've already entered the ballot, we’ll let you know in early October whether you've been successful.

If you’d like to enter the 2012 race through one of the categories below, please follow the relevant link.

Overseas entries

Good for Age entries

UK Athletics Club entries

Championship entries

Charity entries

The 2012 Virgin London Wheelchair Marathon

Deferred entries due to injury or illness


2012 Virgin London Marathon information

Interactive map

Interactive map

Search our map of the Virgin London Marathon course for tube stations, pubs, landmarks and more.

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Runner information

Everything you need to know for the big day.

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Spectator information

·         Before you leave home
Read our advice for spectators before you set off and get the most from your day in London.

·         Extra trains on Marathon Day
To help even more supporters head to London for one of the greatest sporting days of the year.


Other information

·         Official London Marathon sponsors
Meet the companies who help make the London Marathon a success.

·         Accommodation
Find out where to get a good night's sleep the night before the race.

·         Sustainability
Read about how we're reducing the environmental impact of the Virgin London Marathon.