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Virgin Money London Marathon


Cost: £50 Target: £1,950

Apply now for a VSO charity place in the London Marathon

Join Team VSO and take part in one of the biggest and best sporting events in the world.  We work hard to ensure our runners have a great experience, with advice about running and fundraising, as well as a great team of cheerers to speed you along the course!  Our Gold Bond places are limited, so apply now!

If you are lucky enough to secure a ballot place in the 2018 London Marathon, and would like to run for VSO, we would love to have you on our team! Please contact the events team and we will support you with your fundraising and training.

A VSO runner smiles at the camera as she runs past VSO

All VSO participants will receive:

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

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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. If you can provide the enthusiasm, we'll provide the t-shirts, banners and flags, and together we'll 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?

Last year our work in Africa, Asia and the Pacific benefitted more than 2 million of the world’s poorest people.

Unlike many aid organisations, we only work with partners that understand the local issues 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 78,000 education professionals 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.

Apply for a VSO place using the link below, or for more information call us on: 020 8780 7500 or email:

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