Virgin Money London Marathon

A Team GOSH runner in the 2019 London Marathon

The 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon has been cancelled. For more information, read the full statement from London Marathon, or take a look at their FAQs.

2021 – Applications to join Team GOSH for next year's London Marathon, now taking place in October 2021 –​ details below!

2020 Team GOSH runners: what does this mean for you?

We know how much effort our amazing runners have put into their training and fundraising so far and we cannot thank them enough. We’re in conversation with the team at London Marathon to understand exactly what this means for our charity places. We will be working through the options as quickly as possible and we'll be in touch with everyone in Team GOSH in the coming weeks to let you know your options.

A Virtual 40th Race

4 October 2020

Everyone with a place in the 2020 event will still have the chance to take part in The 40th Race by running the famous 26.2 mile marathon distance from home or anywhere in the world on the course of their choice on Sunday 4 October.

We'll have more information about this exciting virtual option shortly!

2021 Virgin Money London Marathon

3 October 2021

Join our team for next year's marathon!

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 October 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 in our team, 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

Why join Team GOSH?

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 with food, refreshments and a complimentary massage
  • unlimited support from a dedicated Challenge Events team.