Missed out in the 2023 London Marathon ballot? Here's how to get on the starting line After a really really long wait... have you missed out on a place in the London Marathon? Don't worry! You're not alone. The London Marathon is one of the most iconic marathons in the world, offering a winning combination of a quick course and thousands and thousands of spectators. Every year, a new record number apply with over 457,000 people applying for the 2020 ballot, an increase of 25,860 almost 8%. That means just 3.71% are lucky enough to grab a place via the ballot with only 17,000 spaces up for grabs. The results for the 2023 ballot will be announced shortly after. But fear not, if you are unsuccessful, you can always grab a charity space at the London Marathon with Single Homeless Project. Every pound you raise will help Londoners experiencing homelessness get the support they deserve. 91p in every pound you raise will go straight to the frontline supporting Londoner experiencing homelessness. Apply for a charity space at the London Marathon with #TeamSHP Your fundraising will help Londoners experiencing homelessness get the support they deserve and a place to call home. Like Blaise. We gave him the home and stability he needed, supporting him into work. But most importantly, we helped him to start believing in himself again, reconnecting with his mum and rebuilding his life.