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Take part in the world's greatest marathon

The Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the world’s best, so why wouldn’t you want to be a part of it with #TeamBarnardos? As you tackle this flat but challenging 26.2 mile course around London, you’ll be cheered along by our amazing volunteers and the rest of the city too!

All the money raised will help transform the lives of vulnerable children affected by a range of issues from abuse to disability… This is life changing for the children we work with across the UK.

"It was without a doubt the best thing I've ever done! The day was amazing and the support from the Barnardo's team in the lead up was second to none. They even had my favourite drink waiting for me at the finish line!" Emily #TeamBarnardos Runner in the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon

Why join #TeamBarnardos?

  • A dedicated events team to support you every step of the way
  • A Barnardo’s London Marathon Training Day with our Challenge Event Ambassador Daley Thompson CBE with support and inspiration from celebrities, sport therapists and experts in nutrition.
  • A personalised high performance Barnardo’s Running vest.
  • VIP Barnardo’s London Marathon Party including a free massage just moments from the finish line.

Our applications are marked and not allocated on a first come first served basis. Those applicants  with enough points will gain a place in the Virgin Money London Marathon for Barnardo's. If you are successful in gaining a place with #TeamBarnardos you will hear from the team within 2 weeks of the date you applied. You may not hear back from Barnardo's if you have been unsuccessful in gaining a place. You may reapply for a place if you have orginally been unsuccessful. Please put as much information as possible on your application form.