WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
You can stake your claim for the London Classics if you have completed all three events in any order over any time period. So if you ran the London Marathon back in the Nineties and only got into long-distance cycling at RideLondon 100 recently, you’d still qualify for the London Classics if you took the plunge and swam two miles at Swim Serpentine this year.
You must also be aged 18 or over to take part in any of the events.
Whichever order you conquer your Classics in, the third event you complete will be extra special, as London Classics participants are awarded their medals in a special area after the finish of their final event.
HOW TO ENTER
There is no separate London Classics entry system, you will need to gain a place in each event separately. Full details of each entry process are available on the event websites:
- London Marathon – last year’s event took place on Sunday 3 October. The deadline to apply to receive your medal at the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon was midnight on Sunday 26 September. If you missed the deadline you can apply for your London Classics medal via the button below. If you want to take part this year, check out our website for your options!
- RideLondon is back for 2022 with an exciting new 100-mile challenge: the RideLondon-Essex 100
- Entries are open for the 2022 Swim Serpentine two-mile on Saturday 17 September.
When you have completed two of the three events and have a confirmed entry for the third event, you are ready take the next step by applying for your medal and filling in your results for the first two events.
Entering the London Marathon
The world’s greatest marathon is also the most popular marathon on the planet with more than 414,000 people applying in the ballot for 2019. There are many different ways to gain a place, ranging from the ballot, running for a charity or qualifying by time.
Entering RideLondon-Surrey 100
The UK’s top closed road sportive is hugely popular with 80,000 people applying in the ballot for the 2018 event. There are many different ways to gain a place, ranging from the ballot, riding for a charity or via a cycling club.
Entering Swim Serpentine
There is currently no ballot application system for Swim Serpentine and entry to the two-mile swim closes when the event is full. Charity places are also available.