London Marathon 2020

Categories: Run,

Date: 26 April 2020
Location: London
Event type: Running
Level: Hard

Did you cheer on your friends in the 2019 London Marathon, did you think to yourself 'I could do that'?

Then go for it, with a year to train, take on the 2020 London Marathon and help raise money for Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals.

There are two ways you can do this: 

1) Taking part as a Charity Place runner in 2020

Our Charity Places for 2020 are now open! Simply complete an application form and we will be in touch as soon as possible!

Apply for a charity place here >>>

Please note, completing an application does not guarantee a place for the Virgin Money London Marathon in 2020. You will find out whether your application has been successful or not within two weeks of submission, though this may be longer during busy periods.

It's worth pointing out that we choose runners based on their reasons for running and ability to commit to meeting the minimum sponsorship amount, which is £2,500. So please be specific on how you plan to raise this e.g. £500 from race night, £100 from cake sale at work, etc. The more detailed you can be the better your chances are!  The registration fee will be refunded if you are not successful.

2) London Marathon – official ballot

The London Marathon ballot has now closed. If you entered the ballot you will find out whether or not you've been successful by the end of October 2019. 

If you are lucky enough to get a place, we hope you are able to join our team.

All participants will receive:

  • A comprehensive fundraising pack including information on training and nutrition
  • A free dri-fit running vest, letters to personalise with your name and fundraising materials
  • A dedicated events team to help you every step of the way
  • Training sessions with qualified personal trainers, physiotherapists and nutritionists
  • An invitation to our marathon post-race party!