Our London Marathon 2021 Team

We are thrilled to announce that we have charity places available to run the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 3 October 2021.

If you would like to join our 2021 team, please complete a Charity Place application form below. We will get back in touch with you regarding your application over the coming weeks. Please note, this application does not guarantee you a London Marathon 2021 charity place. We do 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 have entered the organisers’ ballot to try to secure a place independently, the results will be released in Monday 8 February 2021. If you are successful, we’d love for you to join our Children with Cancer UK team, using your own place. Once you find out your result, get in touch or complete the Own Place form below.

What to expect from Children with Cancer UK

We’ll get you to the finish line. We’ve got training and fundraising advice, cheering packs for your friends and family, and a dedicated team ready to answer any last minute questions.

You can be part of our London Marathon 2021 charity team whether you secure your own place independently of Children with Cancer UK or are allocated one of our London Marathon charity places. As part of our team, you will receive the following;

  • A Fundraising Pack containing lots of fundraising advice
  • Regular emails to provide top tips and information
  • A unique running vest
  • Pre marathon meet ups in person and virtually
  • Amazing Cheer Squads around the course on marathon day*
  • A massage and refreshments at our post-race reception.

*subject to government guidance and social distancing rules in place at time of the event.

Join our team

Location & Date

  • London
  • October 3, 2021

Contact Details


Join our team

Charity place

If you’d like to apply for a charity place on our 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon team, please complete the form below.

Registration fee: £100

Fundraising target: £2,500

Own place

If you have secured your own place through the race organisers and would like to join our team, please complete the form below.

Registration fee: £0

Fundraising target: as much as possible

Registration forms

If you’d like to apply for a charity place on our 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon team, please complete the form below.

Registration fee: £100

Fundraising target: £2,500

If you have secured your own place through the race organisers and would like to join our team, please complete the form below.

Registration fee: £0

Fundraising target: as much as possible

LM21 - Own Place

  • Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • We use social media to communicate with our team. If you use Facebook and/or Instagram please provide your account details here.
  • Other than the London Marathon, have you taken part in any fundraising events or been responsible for achieving a fundraising amount?
    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
    Thank you for providing your contact details to receive information about joining our 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon Team. We'll be in touch over the coming weeks regarding the outcome of your application. We'd also like to keep you informed about our work, other events and ways you can support us in the future through other events and appeals. If you're happy for us to do this please let us know how you would like to hear from us.
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If you’d like to apply for a charity place on our 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon team, please complete the form below.

Registration fee: £100

Fundraising target: £2,500

If you have secured your own place through the race organisers and would like to join our team, please complete the form below.

Registration fee: £0

Fundraising target: as much as possible

LM21 - Own Place

  • Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • We use social media to communicate with our team. If you use Facebook and/or Instagram please provide your account details here.
  • Other than the London Marathon, have you taken part in any fundraising events or been responsible for achieving a fundraising amount?
    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
    Thank you for providing your contact details to receive information about joining our 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon Team. We'll be in touch over the coming weeks regarding the outcome of your application. We'd also like to keep you informed about our work, other events and ways you can support us in the future through other events and appeals. If you're happy for us to do this please let us know how you would like to hear from us.
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Thank you to our 2019 team

View photos here

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