Virgin Money London Marathon

London - Greenwich Park
Your fundraising target: £2,000

Charity Place

Applications for the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon are now closed.

Find out more about our 2021 places

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

Important event update

The organisers of the Virgin Money London Marathon have now confirmed their plans for the 40th Race, due to take place on 4th October 2020. 

As it was initially scheduled, the physical London race will only take place for Elite runners - men, women and wheelchair athletes on an enclosed looped course in St James's Park in a secure biosphere. Hugh Brasher, the Event Director, released a statement which you can view here.

We are awaiting more information, and will be in touch with our runners as soon as we can.


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.

How to run for Cancer Research UK?

Unfortunately, we no longer have any direct places in the Cancer Research UK team.

The only way to run for us now is if you’ve been lucky enough to be picked in the ballot directly by Virgin Money London Marathon.

If you’re successful in the London Marathon ballot, we’d love to have you on the team. You can request a fundraising pack today to help us save lives. Together we will beat cancer.

Join our team of #CRUKchallengers taking part this year over Facebook!

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

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

Volunteer at the 2020 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.

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