When are the results of the London Marathon 2023 ballot announced? Are you counting down the days until the results of the London Marathon are announced at the end of October? The world's most famous marathon The London Marathon is one of the most famous 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%. The London Marathon Ballot in 2023 opens on Saturday 1st October That means just 3.71% are lucky enough to grab a place via the ballot with only 17,000 spaces up for grabs. The ballot for 2023 will opens on Saturday 1st October and closes on 9pm on Friday 7 October. The ballot is free to enter, whether you live in the UK or abroad, but if you're lucky enough to secure a place entry is £49.99 for UK participants and £125 (including a £26 carbon offset levy) for international participants. Register your interest in a charity place in case you miss out But fear not, if you are unsuccessful or have forgot to enter the ballot 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. 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.