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.
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.