Virgin Money London Marathon

The largest, annual, one day fundraising event in the world - the iconic Virgin Money London Marathon

In the light of news that the Virgin Money London Marathon’s been postponed, we wanted to recognise all the incredible hard work our runners have put into training… like you we’re really sad about the decision but we understand why it was taken. Bear with us, and we’ll be in touch with all our runners in the next few days about your options and what happens now. 


WhenOctober 2020


About: It is the largest, annual, one day fundraising event in the world. Join thousands of people taking on 26.2 miles and running the Virgin Money London Marathon for charity.

Apply now for a chance to run with one of our charity places in the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon.

Apply to run with a charity place

If you have secured a ballot place in the London Marathon and would like to join our team, then please get in touch or fill out this form and we will send you  more information about running with The Children's Society. 

Got a ballot place?

With your support, and with the help from our partners and volunteers, we can change the lives of many, many more children.

We will support you every step of the way

By taking on the London Marathon, you will receive:

  • First-class service from our dedicated team who will communicate regularly with you and support you
  • Fundraising support and resources, including email updates and invaluable fundraising advice
  • Training advice from fitness experts Running with Us – after you sign up for an event, we will offer you bespoke training advice and guides 
  • Running with Us bring a wealth of running experience, qualifications and working with many of the UK's biggest sports brands, TV and media personalities and managing GB squads at events
  • Our branded running vest, personalised with your name
  • A team training day with expert guest speakers
  • Cheer points along the route to keep you going
  • A post-race celebration where you will receive a well-deserved massage and goody bag, as well as refreshments for you and your supporters
  • You’ll be doing something amazing, by taking on a challenge and , whilst also doing something good to improve the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people.