Virgin Money London Marathon | ActionAid UK

Virgin Money London Marathon

Charity entry is now closed but you can still join our team as a ballot runner.

Ballot Entry

  • 23 April 2017
  • Registration fee £75
  • Sponsorship target £2,000

Get your place now for the world-famous London Marathon. With an incredible atmosphere, and supporters cheering you all the way along the spectacular 26-mile route from Greenwich to Buckingham Palace, it’s an unforgettable experience. If you only ever run one marathon, make it this one.

We'll support you with top training advice and fundraising tips to help you run the biggest race of your life. You'll get the loudest cheers on race day and a big celebration at our post-race reception at the prestigious Institute of Directors, a stone's throw from the finish line by Pall Mall!

If you received a place in the public ballot, we would love to have you on the ActionAid team!

Ballot Entry

32 people ran the London Marathon for ActionAid in 2015

Giant Cheque

Between them, they raised £70,000 to support our work

Your sponsorship money helps change lives for good all around the world

John Ormond at the finish line

John Ormond, ActionAid marathon runner

“The ActionAid marathon cheer point was totally awesome! It was like I was basking in a lot of happiness, joy, smiles and love.”

Ideas and inspiration

Check out our top tips and ideas on how to reach your fundraising target.

Get free materials and advice

We’ve got lots of useful training and fundraising goodies to help you with your event.

Pay in your sponsorship money

Thank you so much for your incredble support - you are changing lives, for good.

Contact us

If you have any questions about your event, or need any extra support with your fundraising, just get in touch with us!


01460 23 8000

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