Ballot closed! The London Marathon will be celebrating its 40th year in 2020 - secure your entry today with a charity place.
The Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the world’s greatest marathons, accepting 42,500+ entries a year and broadcasted live on television in over 200 countries around the world. Undoubtedly one of the biggest events in the sporting calendar for any runner and not one to be missed.
The mass start for the London Marathon will begin at 10:10am from Greenwich.
Starting in Greenwich and banked with supporters throughout, follow the iconic route taking in the breath-taking landmarks of London and finishing down the beautiful Mall.
Please click here to view the London Marathon course map
Participants can use the Official Virgin Money London Marathon app to gain access to event day and race week information. Spectators can use it to find and track runners during the race, keep track of split times, view results and more - all via the mobile app.
London Marathon weekend doesn't just have to be about the run - bring the whole family along and take a ride on the London Eye, pop over to London Zoo in Regent's Park or go and watch a West End show!
“Running the London Marathon was possibly the most rewarding experience of my life... I think I could achieve anything!” - Jane Francis, Haywards Health
"That was my first ever marathon and it was the most amazing experience. Thank you for enabling me to do it and give my support to such a worthy charity. Thank you!” - Emily, London
The 2020 London Marathon has received a world record 457,861 ballot entries. London Marathon ballot results will be announced during the week commencing Monday 7 October 2019. With only around 17,500 of these ballot entrants running on the day, the only way to guarantee yourself a place in the London Marathon is to obtain a charity place.
Not only would you have the added reward of raising funds for those less fortunate than yourself, running for charity is the best way to secure yourself a place in this oversubscribed favourite.
There are 2 ways to secure your place in Virgin Money London Marathon 2020.
Secure your place at the start line with one of our charity partners.
Sorry, the ballot is now closed. The only way to secure your place in the event is with a charity place.
Get training tips, updates and exclusive discounts for Virgin Money London Marathon 2020 - just click 'Interested' or 'Going' on the Facebook page to stay in touch.
Secure your charity place and fundraise for your chosen cause - choose a charity below to get started.
Secure your place for £25
No child should grow up to be poor or lonely just because they are blind
Every day four children are diagnosed with sight loss. The Royal Society for Blind Children works to help blind and partially sighted children and young people across England and Wales to live without limits; through their national and local advisors, social and independence groups, forums and education facilities.
Money you raise can help them reach 11,000 children and young people by 2020.
This is a common concern but once you get signed up and start fundraising the team at RSBC - Royal Society for Blind Children will have plenty of tips for reaching (and smashing!) the target. If you think you're going to struggle, the best thing to do is have a chat with them as each charity has its own approach.
Just click 'Find out more now' and fill in the enquiry form to get their contact details - if you put your question in, someone from their team will get back to you.
Registered no: 307892.
Helping blind and partially sighted people break down the barriers of sight loss.
In the UK 250 people begin to lose their sight every day. RNIB offers help to blind and partially sighted people - practical, emotional, campaigning and reading services - with the aim of inspiring them to realise their potential.
Of money you raise £15 can help produce a book in braille for a child or £50 can help train a new sight loss adviser to provide much needed support.
This is a common concern but once you get signed up and start fundraising the team at RNIB - The Royal National Institute of Blind People will have plenty of tips for reaching (and smashing!) the target. If you think you're going to struggle, the best thing to do is have a chat with them as each charity has its own approach.
Registered no: 226227.
Better futures for young lives with epilepsy and associated conditions.
Around 112,000 UK children and young people aged under 25 have epilepsy. Young Epilepsy provides education, care and support at their residential campus and through their helpline and local bases; together with raising awareness and influencing policy.
Of funds you may raise, £50 could provide two hours counselling for a child or £70 raised can fund the Young Epilepsy helpline for a day.
This is a common concern but once you get signed up and start fundraising the team at Young Epilepsy will have plenty of tips for reaching (and smashing!) the target. If you think you're going to struggle, the best thing to do is have a chat with them as each charity has its own approach.
Registered no: 311877 .
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