Virgin Money London Marathon

A Team GOSH runner in the 2019 London Marathon

Join Team GOSH for the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon, now taking place in October 2021 –​ details below!

2021 Virgin Money London Marathon

3 October 2021

It's time to build an amazing fundraising team for the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon!

Due to a high demand for places, we operate an application system. Please complete our application form for a chance to take part and we will be in touch in January-February 2021 to let you know if you have been successful. 

Unfortunately, we always have more applications for the Virgin Money London Marathon than we have places, so we can't guarantee that everyone who applies will be able to secure a marathon place. However, we will do our best to offer everyone a place in an alternative event.

To confirm your place on Team GOSH, we ask that you pay a £100 registration fee (on offer of a place) and pledge to raise £2,000 (excluding Gift Aid). 

Apply for a 2021 Charity place

Got a ballot place?

If you have your own place from the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon public ballot, and have confirmed with London Marathon that you're deferring to 2021, or if you're successful in the 2021 public ballot, we'd love for you to use your own place to join Team GOSH!

Make your run count! There's no minimum fundraising commitment, we'd only ask you to raise what you can.

Join Team GOSH with my ballot place

Want to take on the world’s greatest marathon from your own community, no matter where in the world you are? Join Team GOSH for the Virtual edition of the Virgin Money London Marathon. Find out more at

Why join Team GOSH?

As part of Team GOSH - either as a ballot (public entry) or charity 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 with food, refreshments and a complimentary massage
  • unlimited support from a dedicated Challenge Events team.

You'll be running as part of an inspiring team of fellow fundraisers like Isaac and Kerry, who shared their reasons for running with GOSH ahead of the 2019 event.