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4 July 2023   |   Marathon   |   

No ballot place? No problem! How to enter the London Marathon via a tour operator

As official overseas tour operator to the TCS London Marathon, Sports Tours Interntaional can help you realise your running dream and secure an entry to the most in-demand marathon on the planet…

The results of the ballot can be disappointing to passionate runners all over the world desperately looking to achieve their marathon dreams in London. Fortunately, London Marathon Events and Sports Tours International have partnered to ensure that thousands of international runners can participate in the renowned race scheduled to take place in April 2024. Since teasing the upcoming event, many are wondering what it means to be an Official International Tour Operator, and how we can help you get a place.

How can I get an entry to the 2024 TCS London Marathon if I missed out on an international ballot place?

Through an official International Tour Operator (ITO) like Sports Tours International! We are the official overseas tour operator to the TCS London Marathon and offer guaranteed entry and accommodation to runners in France, Ireland, and selected territories all over the world. We also distribute thousands of entries to other approved International Tour Operators around the world on behalf of the London Marathon.

How do I know which International Tour Operator to book through?

You can view the full list of ITOs by territory here. You can also register your interest in running the London Marathon with us here, and where we provide more information about our packages or refer you to the relevant approved ITO where you live.

Can anyone enter via an ITO?

Yes, anyone living outside of the UK can guarantee an entry to the TCS London Marathon by purchasing an accommodation package, but you’ll have to be quick! Demand for overseas entries is incredibly high!

What additional support do you provide runners with?

We will coordinate your TCS London Marathon entry and accommodation. At Sports Tours International our experienced team provide personalised assistance throughout your marathon journey. From entry registration to guiding you to the start line, we are here to support you every step of the way to make your experience as smooth and hassle-free as possible. All you will need to do is focus on the running.

How long do I have to book?

Until our allocation of entries last! Demand is usually incredibly high after results of the international ballot are announced (Thursday 6th July 2023) and entries are sold on a first come, first served basis.

How can I find out more?

Check out our event page where you can register your interest in one of our packages. Or you can email us directly:


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