London Marathon Places

"The London Marathon, held in April each year, provides the club with a small number of places. 

 A draw is made at the Hawker Centre on the last Thursday in November to choose the lucky recipients. The qualification criteria to enter the draw is as follows:

 1. All entrants must be an EA-registered,  first claim member of the Stragglers at 1st May in the year of the draw. The entrant (or their representative) must be present at the draw.

2. Entrants must have done two of the following in the 12 months prior to the draw:

   a) run in a Stragglers organised team (see note 1 below),

   b) run in a Stragglers organised relay which involves entering before race day (see note 2 below),

   c) officially helped out at: Wedding Day 7k, Green Belt Relay, River Relay, Cabbage Patch 10, Club 10k, Club cross-country championships, Rothwell Relay, Mob Match.  

3. Members lucky enough to have been drawn from last year's Stragglers' ballot will not be eligible for inclusion.

4. Entrants must provide proof of rejection from London Marathon prior to the draw taking place.

Please note the Committee will maintain the right to use their discretion with respect to any final decision relating to the merit and / or application of qualification criteria. 

Note1: 2a) is mob matches and all cross country races (but not the races in the summer road league which members enter themselves), 

Note 2: 2b) is Welsh Castles, Green Belt, Southern Road Relays, Parkland Relays, Imber Court Relay, River Relay


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