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. However as the marathon date has shifted due to covid, whilst it is taking place in October, some of our normal timings have shifted accordingly.
1: You must be a fully paid up first claim member of Bracknell Forest Runners and have been so for a minimum of 12 months
2: You must have entered the Public Ballot for the year we have places available, and be able to produce an original rejection letter or email
3: You must have volunteered to help the club in some capacity at least four times over the previous year. Any combination of volunteering counts and examples include:
Some working examples that would qualify as combinations of four volunteer times:
THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THESE CRITERIA
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 there are also 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