Deadline extended for group leaders to win Virgin Money London Marathon place


The deadline has been extended for group leaders to enter Run England's draw for two guaranteed entries to run the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon.

Group leaders now have until midnight on Saturday 25 January 2014 to make sure their group registers are up to date and enter the draw by email.

The two winners who will receive guaranteed entries to toe the start line at the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon will be drawn from a ballot of all group leaders who are registered and use Run England's online group register.

All Run England groups are led by group leaders with a valid qualification and an up to date DBS (formerly CRB) check. Run England's online group register, where leaders can add their group members and record session attendance, is a useful tool to help leaders manage their groups and acts as an accurate record in the unlikely event something does go wrong.

To enter the ballot you must:

  1. Be a registered Run England group leader. More on registering a group here (you need to hold a valid and current UKA recognised licence to lead a group).
  2. Be an active group leader for a group with 10 or more members. To be eligible, let us know that you actively lead a group of 10 or more members by logging in at and adding your group members to your group’s online register. If you’re having trouble, download instructions here.
  3. Be over the age of 16.
  4. Send a very brief email with your full name, group name (exactly as it appears at and contact details (email address and phone number) to to notify Run England of your intention to be included in the ballot.

VMLM 2014 logoThe competition will now run until midnight on 25 January. Group leaders who have satisfied the above criteria by this date will be eligible to win. We’ll contact the two lucky winners shortly after the closing date and ask that winners respond to confirm acceptance of their places as soon as possible, ideally within 48 hours. Failure to do so will mean that the places are forfeited and re-drawn to ensure winners have time to enter online before 31 January closing date.

The prize is a guaranteed place in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2014, but winners will still be expected to pay the standard entry fee. Click here for full terms and conditions for our competitions. Winners must also agree to terms and conditions which apply to all Virgin London Marathon entries.

If you're interested in becoming a Run England group leader, find out more at

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