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To get into the GFA ballot for this years race you needed to have applied with your proof by 15th July last year. That should give some indication for you.
Best wishes for your entry. If I was 25 years older I could just scrape a GFA place with yesterdays time!
Thanks again Wardi -I just couldn't find it.
Paper and envelopes I have. It's the postage stamp I'll have to take out a loan for!
Also, does a print out of a screen shot clearly showing the event and finish time count as proof, do you know? Surely it must do, because they don't give out certificates...
me too I'm going to apply with "good for age", so I'm going to send an envelope with proof of age (driving licence) + proof of performance (certificate of the last Paris marathon).
I've heard you have to send even an application form but I can't find it anywhere, do you know something about that? someone told me I can find it in sport shops..
Without application form I guess I have to put in the envelope even a letter with all my details and address (my current adress is different from the one in the driving license!)
Please does someone know something about this "application form"?
Tks for your kind help!
Alessandro, if you look at the ninth comment, there's a link to the relevant page. I've just telephoned to check more details:
You send proof of ID and performance to the address indicated, together with a cover letter (include your address, obviously). If they accept your application, they will send you an entry form.
Hope that's useful.
Congratulations all. I did 2:59:14 at Manchester on Sunday so my application has gone off today. Fingers crossed.
Thanks a lot Debra! Now I feel more relaxed
I will send my application tomorrow, hope we are all lucky!!
Has anybody heard back from them yet? How long does it normally take them to respond?
I was wondering the same thing - sent off the info on 1st May; not heard anything yet, biut wasn't really expecting a quick reply so wasn't worrying yet. There is/was a telephone number to ring on the website - at the page linked to by Wardi, above, so if anyone feels like giving them a ring regarding the timeline and reporting back??? (I already telephoned once to check the details). Or if anyone has previous experience of the turn-around time?
Last year I got a letter towards the end of June confirming that I'd met the GFA criteria, along with an entry form to send off with the fee. The form and fee needs to be returned by the end of July.
After that I think you get a 'You're In' magazine at around the same time as the ballot winners (October?).
Thanks for that, Andy.
Good that I read through this thread; I have almost posted the application without giving my address. I had to actually reopen the envelope.
You will have a letter and a registration form sent to you possibly sometime in June and you will need to send it back to them with a cheque by the July deadline.