Virgin Money London Marathon

London - Greenwich Park

Apply for a place in 2020

You can now apply for one of our 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon charity places, when you pledge to raise at least £2000. 

Apply here

I have my own place

If you have your own place for this year's event, click the link below to kick start your fundraising and join our team.

Request a fundraising pack

Join our team at the Virgin Money London Marathon and make a huge difference.

Whether a marathon is your natural next step, or the thought of 26.2 miles seems like an impossible mission, the buzz around this event is like no other.

With thousands of people lining the roads to scream your name and our unique race day hospitality, the Virgin Money London Marathon really is an experience that will live with you forever.

We'll support you all the way to that famous finish line. Before the race, we'll be on hand with training and fundraising tips, we’ll provide our branded running top, and hold training days run by our professional coaching team. On race weekend, we'll have amazing cheer teams along the route, as well as a much deserved massage and post-race party overlooking the finish line on the Mall. We'll make sure it's a day you'll remember forever. 

We’re running to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Your support really can help us save lives.

Entry options

Charity place

Apply for a charity place before 31st July. We’ll review applications in August and let you know the outcome of your application in September. If you get a place we ask you to raise a minimum of £2000, and in return we’ll offer you an exceptional experience including your very own fundraising contact.

Own place

Information about when the 2020 ballot will be open, will be announced soon. Keep an eye on the Virgin Money London Marathon's website. Ballot results are then announced at the end of September. When entering you can choose which charities you’d like to hear from – we’d love you to choose us!

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to keep updated on all our activity on the big day.

Running for Cancer Research UK?

Set up a Cancer Research UK Giving page

Training plans and advice

We've teamed up with the experts to give you the very best training support and advice for your event.

Help with your fundraising

Raising money for your marathon can be fun and easy – check out our top tips to hit your fundraising target.

Get a cheering pack

Our pack includes a banner, clapper boards, cheering sticks, balloons, tattoos and running sacks. To get yours, email or call 0300 123 5461.

Volunteer Opportunities

Find out more about how you can help support our amazing London Marathon Runners in April 2020:

Volunteer at the 2019 London Marathon

Join our dedicated events team to support our amazing runners on the day

Contact us

Get in touch with any questions or concerns.

Call 0300 123 5461

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