Run the Virgin Money London Marathon

An inspiring marathon running experience

The sheer sense of achievement of taking part in the Virgin Money London Marathon, one of the world’s greatest marathons, puts it in our top five of things to do before you die.

Boost your sense of achievement by taking part in the Virgin London Marathon

How to get a place in the London Marathon

There are two ways of entering the London Marathon; either through the ballot system or through a charity place. Entering the ballot system does not guarantee a place, which means applying through a charity is the preferred option for most runners. Most places are allocated by the end of December. If you agree to take a charity guaranteed place, then you will need to agree to raise a set amount of money. Each year the London Marathon nominates one or two ‘official charities’, which usually have a significant number of guaranteed places available.

Back to Top 25 things to do before you die

Comments (2)

  • bronwen29 'Does any need a hotel room for London Marathon 2013? Unable to run due to injury!! Again!! FOR SALE!! Hotel room. Holiday Inn Express Southwark, Fri 19th, Sat 20th, Sun 21st April, for 2 adults 2 children B&B £306 In Box me for more info!'

    Report as inappropriate

  • Sophie4690 'Does anyone know how I can run the marathon for a charity that is not on the list?? Any info would be great thanks '

    Report as inappropriate

You have been redirected to our desktop site

The page you were trying to access is not supported on mobile devices