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The 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon

Latest update for 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon: Coronavirus

You may have seen today’s (13/03/20) announcement regarding the postponement of the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon until Sunday 4 October. Read the official statement here.

Hugh Brasher, London Marathon Event Director, said: “The world is in an unprecedented situation grappling with a global pandemic of COVID-19 and public health is everyone’s priority”.

This is obviously incredibly disappointing, as you will all have been training and fundraising so hard for the last few months. However, under the current unprecedented circumstances we are thankful that the event has been postponed and not cancelled as this would have been the worst outcome for you all and the charity given the amazing funds that are raised to help us fight childhood cancer.

We can’t thank you enough for your support and dedication so far which has raised an incredible £1,024,399 to date. We are well on the way to breaking our £3.2m target for 2020 – thank you for all of your effort so far.

We will be in touch soon with further information as it becomes available and with an update on your place should you be unable to attend on Sunday 4 October 2020. In the meantime, if you do wish to contact us, please be patient as we are expecting a higher volume of queries at this time, so it may take us longer than usual to respond.

Please stay safe and follow public health authority advice and information on the NHS and Government websites.

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.

Charity places

We have now filled our charity places for the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon. If you have applied for one of our places but haven’t heard from us yet, we will be in touch soon and really appreciate your patience.

Location & Date

  • London
  • October 4, 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

We have now filled our charity places for the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon. If you have applied for one of our places but haven’t heard from us yet, we will be in touch soon and really appreciate your patience.

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.

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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We have now filled our charity places for the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon. If you have applied for one of our places but haven’t heard from us yet, we will be in touch soon and really appreciate your patience.

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.

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