2017 Virgin Money London Marathon applications now open!
You can apply for a Tommy's guaranteed place. We would love to have you on board! The minimum fundraising amount is £2,000.
Or you can let us know if you already have your own place and would like to run for us. Let us know so we can support you!
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 Virgin Money London Marathon. We have gold bond places every year for this most famous of races. The Virgin Money 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.
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 to chat to other Tommy's runners via Facebook
- Cheering sticks to give your supporters for race day.
What our runners say about us
'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'
'It was a brilliant day, but made better with your encouragement and organisation in the preceeding months'
Our cheering stations at the Virgin Money London Marathon
Come and join us as we shout and cheer our runners on.
- 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! (https://goo.gl/9sfGm2)
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...
We have a set of marathon training guides just for you
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.
Social media can help you build a real buzz around your event. These channels work best when you make them personal. Be yourself and talk to your friends and followers as you would in person.
Get extra support for your event and help raise awareness of Tommy's' research and information programmes...easy!!!
Find out more about how to get your valuable donations to the team at Tommy's.
There are loads of ways that you can raise money for Tommy's research. Here are just a few to inspire you!
Tommy's top fundraising tips
There are a few simple guidelines to take into consideration when organising events for charity. If you’re in any doubt please contact us for advice.