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More than 350,000 people who entered the ballot to participate in the 2022 TCS London Marathon discovered their result yesterday.

Those who have been successful will be able to start planning for taking on the iconic TCS London Marathon course, from Greenwich to Westminster, on Sunday 2 October.

For those who are unsuccessful, all is not lost as there are still ways to take part in the 2022 event, including:

  • Charity entry for the 2022 TCS London Marathon: Many charities still have places available in this year’s event. Charities allocate their places to runners who commit to raising funds. To find out more, click here.
  • Check out Team Macmillan’s places in the London marathon.

  • The virtual 2022 TCS London Marathon: Unsuccessful ballot applicants will have an exclusive eight-day window to enter the virtual 2022 TCS London Marathon which gives participants the chance to take part on a course of their choice, anywhere in the world. Participants have 24 hours to complete the 26.2 miles, between 00:00 and 23:59:59 BST on Sunday 2 October and all finishers receive the same official finisher medal and New Balance T-shirt. For more information, click here.

Hugh Brasher, Event Director of the TCS London Marathon, said: “The 2021 London Marathon was the largest marathon ever staged anywhere in the world. It was an incredible day full of joy and emotion as the mass event returned to the streets of London and runners around the globe took part in the virtual event.

“There will be thousands of people celebrating securing a ballot place in the 2022 TCS London Marathon and looking forward to being part of another incredible day on Sunday 2 October. We know there will be disappointment too, but an unsuccessful ballot result does not have to be the end of the road.

“There are many wonderful charities looking for people to run this year’s TCS London Marathon and to help raise crucial funds for their organisation. The record-breaking virtual TCS London Marathon is back and we are offering a priority entry window to everyone who is unsuccessful in the ballot so they can still be part of this wonderful event.”

The TCS London Marathon ballot draw is completely random, just like the National Lottery. For the first time, successful applicants will be able to set up their own bespoke fundraising page through Enthuse, the official fundraising partner of London Marathon Events.

The unsuccessful ballot applicants have a eight-day priority window to book a place in the virtual marathon with any remaining places made available on a first-come, first-served basis to the general public from Tuesday 22 March.