Virgin Money London Marathon

26 April 2020


Experience the world's greatest marathon in support of a better future for seriously ill children.

Needs no introduction. Be part of the biggest fundraising event in the world. Take on the iconic route and feel like a celebrity as you're cheered every step of the way.

Applications now closed

Thank you for your interest in joining Team GOSH at the Virgin Money London Marathon 2020. 

Due to a high demand for our Virgin Money London Marathon places, our application system has now closed. This year we have received more than 1,100 applications for places - that's ten applications for every one charity place we have to offer. 

We can't guarantee that everyone who applies will be able to secure a place. We will, however, do our best to offer everyone who applies a place in an alternative event.

If you have already completed an application, please note that we are currently reviewing them all and will be in touch soon to update you on the status of your application. Thank you for your patience. 

Got a place in the London Marathon Ballot?

If you’re lucky enough to have already got your own place in the Virgin Money London Marathon we would love for you to join Team GOSH! Our London Marathon ballot place team members mean the world to us as every penny you raise is a bonus to us. There is no minimum fundraising commitment; we would only ask you to raise what you can and as part of our team you will receive all the same benefits before and on the day of the run. 

Please note that by filling in our ballot place form below you are confirming you have your OWN place directly through the event organisers, either through the general public ballot or through a running club or Good For Age. You are not applying for a GOSH place in the event. 

Join Team GOSH with my ballot place

As part of Team GOSH as a ballot or a GOSH place runner, you will receive:

  • an online fundraising pack full of tips, advice and fundraising materials.

  • a complimentary professional running vest.

  • an information evening to give you a chance to meet other team members and ask any questions.

  • access to professional training plans.

  • incentive items and promotional materials.

  • cheering points from start to finish along the route for your family and friends.

  • post race reception just off The Mall with refreshments, complimentary massage and amazing views of London.

  • unlimited support from a dedicated Challenge Events team.

Meet some of our incredible runners to get a feel for what it feels like to run the London Marathon!

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The post-race reception venue, staffing, layout and what was offered were all spot on. Your whole team of staff and volunteers were fantastic, friendly, grateful and caring. Thanks so much to all of you for helping to make it a memorable day. Really, really impressed!

Previous GOSH Virgin London Marathon Runner


We'll help you get to the start line! We’ve partnered with Mbition, the Adaptive Training plan, to get you prepared to have an amazing race day. It creates a custom training plan which is 100% built around your fitness, schedule and goal. It then cleverly adapts as you progress.

Set up your free 30-day trial and create your own personal plan in two minutes. Once your trial is up, you can sign up and get 25% off for being a GOSH runner!

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