London Marathon Places

Many of our members are involved in the annual ritual of applying for places in the ballot for the London Marathon. The Club is allocated one or two places for the London Marathon each year (this depends on the number of members we have at the time of allocation). Members who would like to be considered for the Club place are entered into a draw.

To enter the draw for the Club place(s) in the London Marathon, you must meet the followiing eligibility criteria:

  1. Be a fully-paid up first claim member of Alchester Running Club before entering the London Marathon ballot
  2. Have received confirmation of rejection from the individual London Marathon ballot
  3. Have completed a minimum of three Club Championship races (including a maximum of one parkrun) prior to the Alchester draw
  4. Have helped or volunteered for the Club at least once (marshalling at the Alchester 5k, Oxfordshire Cross Country or Mota-vation events)
  5. Not have been allocated a Club London Marathon place in the last 2 years

The draw is usually made at the End of Season Awards Night. Members who have entered the draw are encouraged to attend the Awards Night if they are able, although you may still win if you are not present on the night.

The lucky winner(s) of the draw for the Club place(s) must be a first claim member of Alchester Running Club when the London Marathon takes place, and run in Alchester kit at the London Marathon.