Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 - Are You In Or Not?

The results of the ballot for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon are on their way out, and you'll know pretty soon, if you don't already, whether or not you've got a place in the prestigious event.  

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Congratulations if you get the result you were hoping for, but even if you are unsuccessful in the ballot, that doesn’t mean you can’t be on the starting line at next year's event. As hosts of the Marathon’s online community, is here to help you with your next steps... 


"I didn't get a place in the ballot"

If you’re unsuccessful in the ballot, then all is not lost. You could still be on the start line next April by running the Virgin Money London Marathon for charity.

There are plenty of charities out there that would love to hear from you and might just be able to help you out.

Make the first step of your fundraising journey by registering your interest with up to three charities and wait for them to get in touch with you about a potential marathon place.

Check out these 10 reasons to run the Virgin Money London Marathon for charity to find out why running for a cause can enhance your experience.

You could still be on the start line next April by running for charity.


“I got a place in the ballot”

Well done if you’ve secured your place in the ballot… now the hard work starts! Sunday 28th April 2019 might seem like a long way off but it will come round soon enough, so you need to start thinking about your training.

From beginner running and marathon advice to help with nutrition and motivation, we’ve got hundreds of articles full of useful tips and advice to help you achieve your goals.

Don't forget, you can always use your ballot place to make your experience even more memorable by running for one of our partner charities.

If you need help with your fundraising, we’ve got all of the help, inspiration and advice you’ll need to smash your target.

Start a blog

Keep track of your progress and connect with other runners by starting your own blog. The realbuzz community is an ever-growing group of inspiring people of all ages who are always willing to share their support and advice.

Starting a blog at the beginning of your Virgin Money London Marathon journey will show you just how far you’ve come, and looking back at this could be just the motivation you need during your more difficult training days.

Download the app

Making your first steps as a runner? You might be looking for something to help you track your runs.


Download the myrealbuzz app to start recording all your training sessions. You’ll be able to see cumulative stats for all your runs as you progress towards race day.

In addition, myrealbuzz also gives you access at your fingertips to many of the features of the website, including Challenges, Blogs, News Feeds, Dashboards, Routes and Leaderboards.

Download for free on Android and iOS devices. You'll be able to login to the app with the same email address and password that you used for your ballot entry (contained within your Member's Hub) or with your existing account details.