Date, ballot details and cost of the London Marathon 2025: How to run the race next year | Other | Sport

Thousands will flock to the capital this weekend to line the streets for the London Marathon. The road race is also expected to attract a lot of interest ahead of the 2025 running event, in an event that advertises itself, and signing up to take part is not difficult for runners of any level.

The very best athletes from around the world will take to the streets of London on Sunday in the hope of writing their names in the history books. Four strong fields have been named: elite men, elite women, men’s wheelchair and women’s wheelchair.

A whopping £243,000 prize pool will be on offer in each race, with the London Marathon becoming the first ever event to split the prize money equally between wheelchair users and able-bodied runners.

Much of the wider public will also take part in the 42.2km run in the hope of completing an incredible personal achievement whilst raising money and awareness for charities across the country. The magic of the marathon is sure to inspire others, and signing up to experience the incredibly rewarding day of sporting action is as easy as clicking a button.

To take part in the 2025 London Marathon, interested parties must register for a voting round, which opened on April 20 and closes in April. The results of the vote will then be announced in July.

The cost of a place in the London Marathon is £69.99, which does not have to be paid at the time of voting – although it is possible. If this is not successful on the first ballot, those who decide to pay at registration will be included in a new second ballot, with 2,000 places available in the iconic race. Those traveling from further afield can also take part, with a prize of £120 for international participants, as well as a carbon offset levy of £26.