London Marathon Reveals Ballot Result Date For 2024 Race

Runners cross Tower Bridge during The 2023 London Marathon
(Image credit: Thomas Lovelock for London Marathon Events)

The 2024 London Marathon ballot opened the day before this year’s marathon and closed less than a week later. According to London Marathon Events, entries to the ballot crossed the half-million mark for the first time with a total of 578,374 people entering the draw. The previous record was 457,861 applications for the 2020 London Marathon.

When are the London Marathon 2024 ballot results announced?

Event organisers have announced that the ballot result will be revealed on Thursday 6th July, so hopeful entrants have less than two weeks to wait.

How will I find out my London Marathon 2024 ballot result?

Your ballot result will be sent to the email address you registered with when you entered. All entrants will receive their result on the same day, but if past years are a guide, not necessarily at the same time.

What should I do if I’m successful in the London Marathon 2024 ballot?

Once you’ve stopped screaming with excitement and messaging friends, pay for your place to secure it. The 2024 entry fee is £69.99 for UK entrants. International entrants have to pay £146, which includes a £20 carbon offset levy.

Then read this advice about what to do once you get a London Marathon spot. (Spoilers: start running regularly so the start of a marathon training plan doesn’t come as a shock.) 

If you’re unsure whether you’re able to take up the place, consider claiming the place and then deferring it. Our guide to the London Marathon deferrals has more information.

What should I do if I’m unsuccessful in the London Marathon 2024 ballot?

Lois Mackenzie
Fitness writer

Lois Mackenzie is a fitness writer working on news, features, reviews and buying guides for Coach and sister site Fit&Well. Lois is a hill walker and avid runner who has just completed her first marathon. Before joining Coach, Lois worked as a senior SEO reporter at Newsquest Media Group.