Our London Marathon 2021 Team

The Virgin Money London Marathon 2021 ballot results have been released! How did you get on?

If you were unsuccessful and are still looking for a place, please complete the Charity Place Application Form below. Please note, this application does not guarantee you a 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 have already applied for one of our charity places, we will be in touch over the coming weeks regarding the outcome of your applications. If you have been successful, we would love for you to join our team, using your own place. Please complete the Own Place Registration Form below and send us a copy of your confirmation of place received from the organisers.

Would you like to be part of our 2022 London Marathon Team?

We are thrilled to announce that we have opened applications to secure one of our charity places to run the 2022 London Marathon on Sunday 24 April 2022. If you would like to join our 2022 team, please click on the Enquire Now button below. You will then be asked to complete an application form. All applications received will go through a review process. We will be in touch with you regarding the outcome of the application in due course.

If you have any questions regarding joining our 2022 team, please contact marathon@childrenwithcancer.org.uk

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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*
  • 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 Pledge: Set your own target but we would ask that you aim to raise £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 Pledge: Set your own target but we would ask that you aim to raise £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

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  • Please make sure you have the same team name on each team member’s application (please note that each member of the team will need to raise £2,500)
    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 Pledge: Set your own target but we would ask that you aim to raise £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
  • Please make sure you have the same team name on each team member’s application (please note that each member of the team will need to raise £2,500)
    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