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Virgin Money London Marathon 2020

Inspired by this year's race?

Our applications for 2020 are now open!

Skip the ballot and sign up today to run with Team Barnardo's in the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon.

  • Registration fee: £60
  • Minimum fundraising target: £2000
  • Race day: 26/04/2020
  • Location: London

When you run for Barnardo’s, you help make a lifelong difference to vulnerable children across the UK – because a child’s future should never be defined by their past.

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!


London Marathon Participant

Why join Team Barnardo's?

Fundraise for Barnardo’s and we won’t let you forget just how amazing you are. We’re talking:

  • constant inspiration and advice from Rebecca – your very own, very determined personal support team
  • our unforgettable London Marathon Training Day, hosted by double-gold winning Olympic legend Daley Thompson CBE
  • a personalised Barnardo’s running vest
  • your VIP post-marathon party, including a massage expertly targeted to make those next day aches a little less tender

Need more persuading? Check out the video below for highlights from the 2018 race.

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London Marathon 2018 highlights

Have questions before you apply? You can email the team at or call them on 0208 498 7091.