The number of such entries varies each year and come in two forms:
As a consequence of our assistance on baggage and drinks we are allocated “helpers” places.
As we are affiliated to England Athletics we are allocated a number of places based on our club’s membership size.
You do not have to be present at the mince pies night to enter the ballot for club places
1: You must have been a fully paid up first claim member of Bracknell Forest Runners for a minimum of 12 months as of 1st December of the current year
2: You must have entered the Public ballot for the year we have club places available and be able to produce an original rejection letter or email NO EXCEPTIONS
To qualify for this section of the club ballot you must have been and officially accredited volunteer at either the elite drinks station at 40k or Finish line baggage trucks 10 and 11 for the previous years race if you are not successsful in section one of the balot you are automatically added to the Second section of the ballot
To qualify for this section of the ballot you need to have supported the club personally over the past 12 months of your membership – examples of this include:
Given the growth in our membership over the past couple of years alongside the changes to the process for the public ballot it is becoming increasingly more difficult for runners to get an entry to the London Marathon so with this in mind in order to try and give as many people as possible to run this iconic race the committee have decided that from 2019 race entries onwards there will also be disqualifying criteria for the club places.
The reasoning behind introducing disqualifying criteria for the club ballot is that The London Marathon is the Holy Grail of races for runners all over the world and we want to give as many people as possible the opportunity to take part in the greatest race in the world.
If you have any questions regarding the club ballot please email firstname.lastname@example.org