The world's largest annual fundraising event will be celebrating it's 40th year in 2020 - secure your place today.
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. 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.
Secure your charity place and fundraise for your chosen cause - choose a charity below to get started.
Making a real difference to cancer patients, both now and in the future.
The Christie charity is committed to revolutionising the fight against cancer by funding world reaching research, treatment and care, education and additional support services.
Patients are at the heart of everything we do and that's why The Christie charity is committed to continually improving the patient experience. Thanks to charitable support, we are able to provide a range of enhanced services in superb facilities over and above that which can be provided from NHS funding. Furthermore, this helps us to attract world-class clinicians and scientists who wish to work at The Christie for the benefit of all our patients.
Thanks to our world-reaching cancer research and ground-breaking treatments, more and more of our patients are going to beat cancer. In fact, cancer survival ratese have doubled in the last 40 years. But much of our pioneering, life-saving work is only possible with donations from the good people of the North West and all our supporters across the UK.
With your support, we can carry our more research, give more people the very best treatment and care - and save even more lives.
Registered no: 1049751.
Care and support for children with a long-term or complex health condition.
There are thousands of children and young people in the UK living with a long-term or complex health condition. WellChild is the national charity working to ensure the best possible care and support for all these children and their families wherever they are and whenever they need it.
Through our UK-wide network of children’s nurses, home adaptation projects, family support groups and research, we make it possible for children with serious illness to be cared for at home with their families wherever possible.
Registered no: 289600.
Living for today, creating memories for tomorrow.
Providing care and support to children and young people who are at risk of death because of a life-limiting or life-threatening health condition.
We deliver clinical care, short breaks and other residential services to children and young adults, while supporting their families through things like counselling and bereavement support. With a focus on living for today, we also offer a fun activities for all the family to enjoy.
Registered no: 1059029.
We support people with dementia in Scotland to make sure nobody faces dementia alone.
Alzheimer Scotland offers care, information and support to people with dementia and carers in Scotland. Our services include our 24 hour Freephone Dementia Helpline, our Dementia Advisors, Dementia Nurses and medical research. We believe nobody should face dementia alone.
Registered no: SC022315.
As the nation's leading first aid charity, we want to teach everyone simple, life saving skills.
Lives shouldn't be lost because no one could give first aid when it was needed. We teach people first aid so that they make the difference between losing a life and saving one. We teach young people in schools, people in the workplace & people in the community. Our skilled volunteers offer their time at public events & back up to local ambulance services.
Registered no: 1077265/1.
Dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children.
NDCS believes that deaf children worldwide should not face barriers which prevent them achieving, that they should be valued by society and have the same opportunities as any other child.
Our approach is one of empowerment so that deaf children & their families are equipped to make informed choices and influence decisions which affect them. Our vision is a world without barriers for each deaf child.
Registered no: 1016532.
Advice and support for older age.
Whatever happens as we get older, we all want to remain independent and live life on our own terms. That’s why, as well as offering regular friendly contact and a strong campaigning voice, Independent Age can provide you and your family with clear, free and impartial advice on the issues that matter: care and support, money and benefits, health and mobility.
A charity founded over 150 years ago, we’re independent so you can be.
Registered no: 210729.
We’re the Parkinson’s support and research charity. Help us find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s.
Every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson’s – a brain condition that turns lives upside down, leaving a future full of uncertainty. Parkinson’s UK is here to make sure people have whatever they need to take back control – from information to inspiration.
We want everyone to get the best health and social care. So we bring professionals together to drive improvements that enable people to live life to the full.Ultimately, we want to end Parkinson’s. That’s why we inspire and support the international research community to develop life-changing treatments, faster. And we won’t stop until we find a cure.
Together we can bring forward the day when no one fears Parkinson’s.
Registered no: 258197.
Improving the quality of life for people with life-limiting conditions and helping them live life to the full to the very end.
We care for people affected by serious illness and support their families and carers. Our staff are experts in caring for people who have life-limiting conditions or who are coming to the end of their life. We provide care at the hospice and in the local community. Many of the people we care for have illnesses such as cancer, chronic lung disease, heart disease or neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) or motor neurone disease (MND) but many people have much rarer conditions. Each year, we provide palliative care and support to over 1,700 patients.
Registered no: 1113125.
We exist to save lives and rebuild futures by funding research, raising awareness and providing support.
Meningitis Now reaches out to sufferers and their families to help them rebuild their lives after this devastating and unpredictable disease.
We have made significant progress over the last 30 years into the prevention of meningitis by funding research and campaigning for licensed vaccines to be introduced in the UK.
Without your help we wouldn't be able to support those who've had their lives changed forever as a result of meningitis.
Registered no: 803016.
Providing information and support to lung cancer patients.
Lung cancer is the biggest cancer killer in both men and women, killing over 46,000 people every year in the UK. Early diagnosis is the key to reducing this high mortality rate and your support makes a huge difference to this.
Every year we fund numerous research projects into two main areas: the early detection of lung cancer and the patient experience. We also provide care and advice through our lung cancer support groups, patient information days and specialist information packs, and campaign for better outcomes for patients.
Registered no: 1046854.
The UK's leading charity for children with brain injury.
Every year The Children's Trust helps hundreds of children and young people and their families from across the UK through a unique range of services including intensive residential rehabilitation programmes, expert nursing and medical care and special education.
Our aim is to help children with acquired brain injury, complex health needs and multiple disabilities live the best life possible. Your support will help fund building works, staff, equipment, leisure and play activities and much more!
Registered no: 288018.
Together we will defeat meningitis and septicaemia.
Meningitis Research Foundation is a leading UK and international charity that brings together people and expertise to defeat meningitis and septicaemia wherever it exists.
Meningitis is fast acting and devastating. It can kill an otherwise healthy person within 24 hours and kills 1 in 10 people who contract it. Meningitis Research Foundation fund research into the prevention, detection and treatment of meningitis and septicaemia, provide life-saving awareness information and support people who have lost a loved one or are coping with after effects.
Registered no: 1091105.
We are the cancer prevention experts
World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF UK) is committed to cancer prevention through a healthy diet, nutrition and weight management. We provide people with the information they need to reduce their cancer risk and we were the first charity to link diet and cancer. Over the last 25 years we have made huge steps forward with our cancer prevention research, linking lifestyle factors to cancer risk. We are mostly funded by donations from the general public.
Registered no: 1000739.
Providing free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children globally.
Smile Train empowers local medical professionals with training, funding, and resources to provide free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children globally. We advance a sustainable solution and scalable global health model for cleft treatment, drastically improving children’s lives, including their ability to eat, breathe, speak, and ultimately thrive.
Registered no: 1114748.
Transforming young lives forever through travel and real adventure.
Where you go changes who you become. Every child deserves a chance to discover, explore and grow. Together we can turn isolation into exploration, adversity into adventure and fear into freedom.
Amazing places to stay and unique opportunities to explore are how YHA makes this happen - bringing love and care of the countryside, appreciation of cultural values and promoting health, recreation and education.
Registered no: 306122.
Supporting children and young people with terminal illnesses.
Providing specialist care and emotional support for children who are not expected to reach adulthood due to terminal illnesses and also their loved ones, so that they can enjoy their time together as a family, for as long as they have.
Registered no: 1039651.
Saving and changing children's lives through medical research.
Action Medical Research funds research to help thousands of sick and disabled babies and children in the UK. We have supported some of the most significant medical breakthroughs in recent history that have helped save and change children’s lives including the first UK polio vaccine, ultrasound scanning in pregnancy and discovering that taking folic acid in pregnancy helps prevent spina bifida. Whether you cycle, run or trek, we need you to help us save tiny lives.
Registered no: 208701.
Help us be there for young people who need us.
Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. We’re the only charity dedicated to providing expert care and support from the moment they hear the word cancer. We treat them as young people first, cancer patients second and everything we do aims to improve their quality of life and chances of survival.
Registered no: 1062559.