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Virgin Money London Marathon

Location: London

April 2021

Distance: 26.2 miles

Cost: £75 Target: £2000

The Virgin Money London Marathon needs no introduction. It's the most exciting day of London's sporting calendar and for anyone who runs it, it is a day they'll never forget. It's the biggest annual single-day fundraising event in the world and you can be part of it with Team VSO.

Choose to raise money for VSO as part of your London Marathon experience and you'll be joining a team of amazing people who are passionate about fighting poverty overseas. Make your mark with Team VSO in 2021!

We'd love to have you on our team for this once-in-a-lifetime event!

I want a London marathon 2021 charity place

All of VSO's London marathon 2020 charity places have now been taken. If you're keen to get ahead of the rest and register your interest in the London Marathon 2021, please apply below.

Apply for a VSO charity place

I already have a London marathon place in 2020

Congratulations if you've already secured a place in the ballot for the London Marathon 2020. If you’re interested in using your place to raise money to help build a fair world for everyone we’d love to hear from you. We'd be delighted for you to join #TeamVSO.

I have my own place

#TeamVSO Support

In return for your dedication and commitment, VSO will be there to support you every step of the way, from training to fundraising. VSO London marathon runners will receive:

  • VSO fundraising pack to help you reach your target
  • VSO running vest with iron-on letters
  • Lots of training tips
  • Dedicated VSO fundraisers who will offer continued support
  • The wonderful #TeamVSO cheer squad 
  • VSO post race celebration of your incredible achievement with food, photos and fun

VSO London Marathon Support
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

Your impact

You’ll be running for an amazing cause: for a world without poverty.

Our volunteers work in 24 countries to help people live healthy, dignified lives. Some of our volunteers include teachers, doctors, business experts, nurses... the list goes on.

These volunteers share skills where it's needed the most, in the world's poorest and most marginalised communities.

£2600 could cover the cost of a volunteer for over 4 weeks – in that time a single volunteer could conduct a training session for teachers to showcase new teaching methods, hold meetings with head teachers from across a remote region to discuss existing challenges and possible solutions, and so much more

Apply for a VSO charity place in 2021

For more information call our events team on 020 8780 7500 or email


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