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The 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon

Charity places

We’re still accepting applications for charity places for the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon. Please complete the Charity Place Application Form below, as fully as possible, and we’ll be in touch over the coming weeks. If you’ve already applied for one of our places but haven’t heard from us yet, we will be in touch and really appreciate your patience.

Join our team

Congratulations to everyone who has been allocated a place in the the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon. If you’re one of the lucky ones and have a place to run, we’d love to have you on our team.  If you’d like to be part of our team, please complete the Own Place Registration Form below and send us a copy of your acceptance letter or email.

Location & Date

  • London
  • April 26, 2020

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What to expect from Children with Cancer UK

We’d love you to be part of our 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon charity team. Whether you secure your own place independently of Children with Cancer UK or are allocated one of our London Marathon charity places, you’ll receive the following support from us;

  • fundraising pack containing lots of training and fundraising advice
  • Regular emails providing top tips
  • A bright and colourful running vest
  • Pre-marathon meet ups
  • Access to accommodation packages through WRP Tours
  • Several cheering points around the course on marathon day
  • A massage and refreshments at our post-race reception.

If you’re allocated one of our charity places, there will be an £90 registration fee, which we ask for after the ballot results are released in October.

Join our team

If you would like one of our Charity Places to run in the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon, please complete the application form below. We’ll be in touch with you regarding your application in due course. Please note, this application doesn’t guarantee you a 2020 London Marathon charity place. We receive a high volume of applications and enquiries and we like to read through all of them, so please be patient with us while we work our way through.

If you’re lucky enough to have your own place in the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon, we’d love to have you on our team.

Please complete the Own place application form to join our team.

LM20 - Application Form

  • Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • Contacting You
  • Thank you for providing your contact details to receive information about joining our 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon Team. We will be in touch over the coming weeks regarding the outcome of your application.
  • Children with Cancer UK would also like to keep you informed about our work, other events and ways in which you can support us in the future through other events and appeals. If you are happy for us to do so please let us know how you would like to hear from us.
  • If you DO NOT WISH to hear from us by post, or would like to change the frequency and type of communications you receive, or wish to stop hearing from us at any time in the future, please call 020 7430 7788 or email sports@childrenwithcancer.org.uk

If you’re lucky enough to have your own place in the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon, we’d love to have you on our team.

Please complete the Own place application form to join our team.

LM20 - Own Place

  • Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY
    This means you have been successful in gaining your own place, independently of the charity, through the London Marathon organisers - you will have received a confirmation letter and running number from them.
  • Alternatively you can email a copy to marathon@childrenwithcancer.org.uk
  • Contacting you
    We would love to keep in touch with you about our work and how you may support us in the future through our events and appeals. Please tick the boxes below if you are happy for us to contact you by:
  • If YOU DO NOT WISH to hear from us by post, or would like to change the frequency and type of communications you receive or wish to stop hearing from us at any time in the future, please call 020 7430 7788 or email marathon@childrenwithcancer.org.uk
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If you would like one of our Charity Places to run in the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon, please complete the application form below. We’ll be in touch with you regarding your application in due course. Please note, this application doesn’t guarantee you a 2020 London Marathon charity place. We receive a high volume of applications and enquiries and we like to read through all of them, so please be patient with us while we work our way through.

If you’re lucky enough to have your own place in the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon, we’d love to have you on our team.

Please complete the Own place application form to join our team.

LM20 - Application Form

  • Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • Contacting You
  • Thank you for providing your contact details to receive information about joining our 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon Team. We will be in touch over the coming weeks regarding the outcome of your application.
  • Children with Cancer UK would also like to keep you informed about our work, other events and ways in which you can support us in the future through other events and appeals. If you are happy for us to do so please let us know how you would like to hear from us.
  • If you DO NOT WISH to hear from us by post, or would like to change the frequency and type of communications you receive, or wish to stop hearing from us at any time in the future, please call 020 7430 7788 or email sports@childrenwithcancer.org.uk

If you’re lucky enough to have your own place in the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon, we’d love to have you on our team.

Please complete the Own place application form to join our team.

LM20 - Own Place

  • Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY
    This means you have been successful in gaining your own place, independently of the charity, through the London Marathon organisers - you will have received a confirmation letter and running number from them.
  • Alternatively you can email a copy to marathon@childrenwithcancer.org.uk
  • Contacting you
    We would love to keep in touch with you about our work and how you may support us in the future through our events and appeals. Please tick the boxes below if you are happy for us to contact you by:
  • If YOU DO NOT WISH to hear from us by post, or would like to change the frequency and type of communications you receive or wish to stop hearing from us at any time in the future, please call 020 7430 7788 or email marathon@childrenwithcancer.org.uk
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Thank you to our 2019 team

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Congratulations to our team of more than 1,200 runners who went the extra mile to help more children ring the end of treatment bell. Thanks to you we can support children with cancer so that they can be with their families for longer.

Our 200-mile runner

Simon Benbow, father-of-two and cancer survivor, tackled a 200-mile run from Nantwich to London, all before running in the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon to raise money for Children with Cancer UK. ITV Granada interviewed Simon before he set off from Nantwich.

Watch here  Credit: Granada Reports

Children with Cancer UK @ CwC_UK

“We can’t thank you enough for everything as it was great to see Dylan enjoying himself after being so down recently” Lorraine, Dylan's mum. We think it's important to provide families an opportunity to have a #ChemoFreeChristmas experience, like this one. https://t.co/pqWtqZnJED https://t.co/2ZFEagxxlO

Children with Cancer UK @ CwC_UK

#ThankyouFriday goes to @Kwikfit for their Great British Hair Off. Callum had excessive back hair which he painstakingly had waxed by the kind ladies at Cheadle Beauty Salon. Thank you to everyone who took part to support our charity, helping keep more families together. https://t.co/OC8OXKVxNm

Children with Cancer UK @ CwC_UK

We are so humbled to hear that Eloise has decided to raise money for us for her birthday. Eloise has been in isolation for the last 3 months after relapsing from her cancer treatment. We hope our research will ensure children like Eloise will one day have a #ChemoFreeChristmas. https://t.co/crNypDDuCt