Want to run in 2020?

Missed out on a ballot place? Have a place and want to run for Barnardo's?

Take on the iconic Virgin Money London Marathon on the 26th April 2020! Sign up for a place with #TeamBarnardos and take your place on this world famous start line. Run past London's most incredible sights - including our inspiring cheer station on the Embankment.

Your fundraising will help make a lifelong difference to vulnerable children across the UK – because a child’s future should never be defined by their past.

We also offer a training day with Daley Thompson CBE - if that's not enough to persuade you, scroll down to see what else being part of #TeamBarnardos gets you.

  • I would like a charity place

    If you are looking for a place in the 2020 London Marathon, apply for a place with Barnardo's!

    - Registration fee: £60
    - Minimum fundraising target: £2000

  • I have my own place

    If you have secured your own place through the ballot and would like to run for Barnardo's.

    - Registration fee: £0
    - Fundraising target: raise as much as you can

  • Have a question?

    If you have a question about applying, fundraising with Barnardo's, or volunteering on the day please contact the team today on [email protected]

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
From start to finish Barnardo's made running the London Marathon a really memorable and rewarding experience. I felt part of a family with the charity and other runners. The support leading up to the event, on race day then at the reception afterwards really showed how much the Barnardo’s team care for their runners. I was proud to wear that Barnardo's vest.


#TeamBarnardos Marathon Superstar

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

The London Marathon 2019 #TeamBarnardos
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London Marathon 2018 highlights

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