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The Virgin Money London Marathon: Sunday 24 April 2016

Looking for a place in the Virgin London Marathon 2016? We would be delighted to have you on our team. Any money you raise will go towards research into the causes of stillbirth, miscarriage and premature birth.  

 Button - I would like a Tommy's place for 2016

Click here to apply for a guaranteed place to run for Tommy's in 2016. Entry is free but a minimum sponsorship of £2000 (excl gift aid) to cover our costs for this race is required.

 Button - I have my own place

Click here to let us know if you already have your place in the 2016 race . Once you register we can send you your free running vest and any fundraising materials you need. This requires no minimum sponsorship—just raise as much as you can!

About the Virgin Money London Marathon

Enjoy the breathtaking views of our fabulous capital while making your way around the 26-mile course of the London Marathon. We have golden bond places every year for this most famous of races. The London Marathon is famous for the multitude of runners running for charities and the hordes of people lining the streets to cheer them on. It welcomes first time runners and elite athletes alike. 

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How Tommy's will support you

Whether you run with your own place, or a Tommy's guaranteed place, you'll get first class care! 

  • fundraising support, materials, ideas and tips
  • a dedicated contact at Tommy's, who will give you one to one support all the way
  • huge cheers on the day from our Tommy's cheering team
  • a top quality breathable running vest
  • ability chat to other Tommy's runners via facebook
  • e-newsletters
  • cheering sticks to give your supporters for race day.

What our runners say about us

'I have become increasingly aware of how brilliant Tommy's is and the truly special work you guys do. You are real heroes. Thanks so much for giving me this amazing opportunity and supporting us all the way.' - Dr Ruth Bryne

'Its great to be representing Tommy's—a fantastic charity—and wonderful to have had such marvellous assistance, communication, and encouragement from the team at Tommy's' - Martin Firth

'I just wanted to thankyou and the team at Tommy's for all the support you have provided. You have been really firendly and helpful; it was a real privilege to run for such a worthy cause. The Tommy's team in the crowd were amazing - a real boost when I needed it at the end' - Alex Dulewicz

'Thank you so much for the support, it has been an amazing experience. I have run for various other charities and none of them have offered the support that Tommy's have. Thank you so much' - Mark Richardson

'It was a brilliant day, but made better with your encouragement and organisation in the preceeding months' - Derran Llewellyn

For more information about running for Tommy's please email Devina on or call her on 0207 398 3453.

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Our cheering stations at the Virgin Money London Marathon

Come and join us as we shout and cheer our runners on.

Mile 6.5.  Outside the Cutty Sark DLR station on Creek Road until midday.
Mile 17.  The Lord Nelson Pub, Manchester Rd.  Two minutes walk from Island Garden’s DLR station.  Come out of the station and turn right. The pub will be open from 10am and is suitable for children with a beer garden.  
Miles 13 and 22.  The Highway next to Glamis Road underpass.  Nearest tube – Shadwell DLR. The underpass means that you can cross the route with buggies etc. and get to cheer at two points!

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Download your marathon training guides

Marathon training guide

This guide will help you prepare and train for your marathon, including advice on what clothes to wear, food to eat and exercises to do.

Beginners marathon training plan

This training plan provides an exercise timetable for those new to marathons.

Intermediate marathon training plan

This training plan provides an exercise timetable for those with some experience in half marathons.

Advanced marathon training plan

This training plan provides an exercise timetable for those experienced in marathons.

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Fundraising hints and tips

Your friends and family will probably sponsor you once you've set up your fundraising page, but to raise the maximum amount of money for our life-saving work, you could also think about organising a pub quiz, having a raffle or asking a local school to run a non-uniform day...

FAQ question marks

Can I have a raffle?
What do I put on posters?
...and other frequently
asked questions

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At school, at work, at
home... lots of ideas
to get you started...


How to get publicity for
your race... from radio
to newspapers...

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Budgets, advertising and dates... ten top tips for
running a successful event

Fundraising thermometer

Set up your personal
fundraising page here and start raising money!

Pound notes

Making your money grow and how to send money in..

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About the race

How Tommy's will support you

Download your training guides

Fundraising hints and tips

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