Virgin Money London Marathon 2020
I have a ballot place for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2020
Let us know if you already have your own place in the 2020 Virgin London Marathon and would like to run for us. We would LOVE to have you on Team Tommy's!
Virgin Money London Marathon 2021
Registration fee: Free
Fundraising pledge: £2,000 (excluding gift aid)
I would like a Tommy's place in the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon
You can apply for a guaranteed Tommy's place when you pledge to raise a minimum of £2000 (excl. gift aid). We will be in touch with further details of your application after you have registered your details.
At this difficult and uncertain time, we wanted to reassure participants that we are in close contact with the race organisers for any updates and changes regarding the London Marathon. In light of recent events the decision has been made to unfortunately postpone the marathon to the 4 October 2020. Hugh Brasher, Event Director, said:
“The world is in an unprecedented situation grappling with a global pandemic of COVID-19 and public health is everyone’s priority. We know how disappointing this news will be for so many – the runners who have trained for many months, the thousands of charities for which they are raising funds and the millions who watch the race every year." For their full statement and further information please click here.
About the Virgin Money London Marathon
Enjoy the breath-taking 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!
- A FREE place in The Vitality Big Half Marathon 2020, if you would like to take part
- A top quality, free Tommy's running vest
- Fundraising guide and ongoing support, materials, ideas and tips
- A dedicated contact at Tommy's sending you team emails and one-to-one support
- Huge cheers on the day from our Tommy's cheering team
- The very best after party for you and your family at a nearby venue
- A team Facebook group to chat with other Tommy's runners
- Cheering sticks to give your supporters for race day.
- Runners playlist - get your friends and family to choose a song you will listen too
What our runners say about us
“I just wanted to thank you and the team at Tommy's for all of the support that you have provided. You have been really friendly 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. Please pass on my thanks to everyone at Tommy’s!”
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 Virgin Money London Marathon 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 London 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.
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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.
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