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Virgin London Marathon


Cost: £50 Target: £1,950

Join VSO and take part in one of the biggest and best sporting events in the world. Places limited, apply now!

If you are lucky enough to secure a ballot place in the 2017 London Marathon, and would like to run for VSO, we would love to have you on our team! Please contact and we will support you with your fundraising and training.


Excited VSO runners raring to go before the 2016 London Marathon


All VSO participants will receive:

  • a VSO fundraising pack
  • a VSO training programme
  • a VSO running vest
  • a dedicated and experienced VSO fundraiser that will offer continued support and advice
  • a crowd of VSO supporters to cheer you on the big day.
  • A VSO post race event to celebrate your incredible achievement

Could you support us on the day?

If you don't want to take on a marathon, we’re always on the lookout for supporters to cheer our runners on and help share this amazing day. We’ve got t-shirts, banners, flags and mountains of enthusiasm to help give our runners the best possible support. Get in touch if you can help

"The boost the crowd gave me was just awesome and they got me over the finishing line"Alan Beadle, VSO London Marathon Runner

Read Alan's Blog Here

Why VSO?

By running the London Marathon for us you will be raising vital funds to help us help our volunteers to change lives worldwide - and you’ll be achieving a wonderful personal goal at the same time, with fun along the way!   

Last year VSO’s work in Africa and Asia benefitted almost 2 million of the world’s poorest people. Unlike many aid organisations, we work with local partners and match them with professional volunteers who share their skills, knowledge and expertise to improve lives and eliminate poverty.

Last year, for example, we trained over 50,000 teachers to help their pupils get a better education and future employment. This way, we make sure our impact is felt across generations.

Find out more about our work 

In return for your dedication and commitment to the Marathon, VSO will be there to support you every step of the way during your preparations.

For more information call us on: 020 8780 7500 or email:


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