2020 Virgin Money London Marathon

Greenwich Park, London

Registration: £100

Join #TeamNSPCC

You may have heard that this event has been postponed. You should hear from the race organiser and we'll also get in touch to discuss your options. Whatever you decide, there's always a place for you with #TeamNSPCC. We're grateful for all your hard work training and fundraising – it's only with the help of people like you we're able to protect children today and prevent abuse tomorrow.

We'll be in touch soon and you can always get in touch with us at running@nspcc.org.uk if you have any questions.

Take on the iconic London Marathon

In the running world, it doesn't get much better than the unbeatable atmosphere of the Virgin Money London Marathon.

Why take part?

  • Receive world class training tips and tailored support from our training partners.
  • Your own NSPCC running vest with iron on letters.
  • VIP treatment at our post-race celebration just minutes from the finish line with food, drink and a sports massage.
  • Lots of whoops and cheers from all our cheer points en route.
  • You’ll be doing something amazing for children.

Take a look at our photos from 2019! By joining us, you'll be fighting for every childhood and changing lives. That's what we call a personal best.

Before you apply, here's what you need to know

  • We ask all charity place runners to pay a £100 registration fee and commit to the minimum fundraising target of £2,200.
  • We get 3 applications for every place. We give places based on the quality of your application, especially the reasons you want to run for us and how you’ll reach the fundraising target. We don’t give places on a first-come first saved basis.
  • We only accept individual applications.
  • Registration fees are non-refundable. We are only able to provide a refund of the £100 registration fee if we reject your application for the Virgin Money London Marathon.
  • We aim to respond to all applications within 2 weeks. But it can take us a little longer during October, when the ballot is announced and we see a high number of applications. 

Sign up today

Registration is £100 and we ask that you raise a minimum of  £2,200.

Get a charity place


Ballot place 

The Virgin Money London Marathon ballot was announced in October 2019. If you were lucky enough to have got a place, you can still join #TeamNSPC. As an own place runner there is no minimum fundraising target, we just ask that you raise what you can to get all the perks of joining our team. 

I have a ballot place

"Thank you all so much for your amazing support before, during and after the London Marathon. It really was a truly memorable day and it had been a real privilege to run for #TeamNSPCC."
NSPCC Runner

Personalised training from Full Potential

Our expert trainers Full Potential are with you every step of the way on your running journey.

  • A plan to get you ready that's tailored to your experience, level of fitness and goals
  • Real coaches that you can email or call to get advice or reassurance that your training is going well
  • Training days where you come together with coaches and other participants
  • NSPCC Facebook and Strava groups to help you keep in touch with your team mates.

Get started today with our dedicated running training zone.You'll find everything from injury prevention to nutrition advice.

Two women and a man training

"Full Potential were extremely helpful, always responding quickly to emails and were very encouraging! The training event was excellent."
NSPCC event participant

Fundraising ideas

GIF with Ready Steady Go flashingWe're here to help you with your fundraising. Every year people just like you raise hundreds, or even thousands, of pounds. Here's our handy guide to how you might reach your target (and have fun at the same time!)

  • A film night - £100
    Whether it's a retro classic or so bad it's good, get a space, some popcorn and invite people to a cosy film night. Ask them to pay what they would in a cinema.
  • Sweepstake - £100
    Who'll win the grand national? How many sweets are in the jar? Set up a sweepstake and watch the money roll in.
  • Dinner party - £150
    Wine and dine your friends and family by inviting them to your home for a dinner party. Ask them to pay what they would in a restaurant.


Email us on marathon@nspcc.org.uk with any questions or for any further information. We're here to support 9-5 Monday to Friday.

This event is run by London Marathon Events Ltd. For more details please check the website.