The dates for the 2015 ballot will be confirmed soon. Please find below useful information about the 2014 ballot.
Key ballot dates 2014
We will let you know if you have been successful or not
Deadline for ballot winners to complete registration (and pay any race fees due)
’Second-chance draw’ of unclaimed ballot places, for those who paid their race fees upfront. We will let you know if you’ve been successful or not
Deadline for ‘second chance draw’ winners to complete registration
ENTERING THE 2014 BALLOT
All public places cost £48. When you enter the ballot, you can choose to either pay now, or to pay later when you know if you’ve secured a place in the ballot.
Choose to pay now
If you pay now, you will be entered into the ballot. If successful, you’ll have until Friday 14 March to complete your online registration and secure your place. You may be entered into a ‘second chance draw’ if unsuccessful in the ballot (and if there are unclaimed places available). You are also kindly agreeing to donate your race fee to the Royal Parks Foundation if you aren’t successful in the ballot, or if you do not take up a place offered.
Benefits of paying now:
If you pay now but don’t secure a place in the public ballot, we will enter you into a ’second-chance draw’, for any places not claimed in the first ballot
You will be automatically entered into a Prize Draw (if you correctly answer the question on the registration form) for a chance to win tickets for 4 people, plus hotel, to the Charity Preview Night of Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park in November 2014
Choose to pay later
If you choose to pay later, you will be entered into the ballot. If you secure a place in the ballot draw, you will be prompted on Friday 7 March to pay the £48 entry fee (BEFORE 5pm Friday 14 March 2014) when you’re completing your registration.
The ballot will be open for 9 days, from 10.00 GMT on Tuesday 25 February 2014 until 17.00 GMT on Wednesday 5 March 2014 and you can enter at any point during that time. Please note that you may only enter the ballot once, and you must intend to run yourself. You cannot transfer your entry to another person or defer your place to a later year.
When you enter the ballot, you’ll have the choice to pay now for your place, or you can wait and see if you’re successful and pay later. A public race place costs £48, and all entries have the same chance of winning.
On Thursday 6 March 2014, the ballot will be drawn and on Friday 7 March 2014 you’ll be informed by email if you’ve been allocated a place or not. Please put the draw date in your diary and be sure to check your emails on that day, including any spam or junk folders – you’ll need to act promptly!
If you are successful in the ballot, you will have until 17.00 GMT on Friday 14 March 2014 to follow the link in your notification email and complete your registration details online (eg personal information such as estimated finish time, t-shirt size and emergency contact details). If you’ve not already done so, you’ll also need to pay the £48 entry fee
If you do NOT complete your registration to secure your ballot place by Friday 14 March 2014 you will lose it. If you paid up front, your fee will automatically be donated to the charitable work of the Royal Parks Foundation, and a 2014 edition Royal Parks Foundation Hoodie will be sent to you as a thank you for your donation. No refunds will be offered
If you are not successful in the ballot and you chose to pay later, you will receive a notification email which will also contain information on other ways to run
If you are not successful in the ballot and you chose to pay upfront, we will enter you into a ’second-chance draw’, automatically and free of charge, for any ballot places not claimed after 14 March
On Monday 17 March 2014, the ’second-chance draw’ will take place. If you chose to pay now when you entered and were unsuccessful in the public ballot, we will let you know by email if you’ve secured a place in the “second-chance” draw or not