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The run of your life

Run this iconic event to support ground breaking research

Virgin Money London Marathon

Sunday 26 April 2020

Location: London
Distance: 26.2 miles
Registration Fee: Event Full
Fundraising Target: Event Full

Since it began in 1981, the Virgin Money London Marathon has grown into one of the world’s truly iconic races, offering runners of all levels an inspiring challenge. Each year thousands of runners push their bodies to the limits with a tough race around the 26.2 mile course.

How to get involved

Please register to secure your place in the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon and experience the challenge of a lifetime. Once registered we'll be in touch to fully confirm your place. For more information, either email the Events Team or call 020 7653 8935.

Wheelchair entries: Please email us details of your injury and level of fitness as there is a different process for these entries.

Have your own place?
If you are lucky enough to be allocated a ballot entry, email the Events Team for your running vest and supporter pack. There is no fundraising target with your own running place, we just ask that you raise as much as you can. All sponsorship will help us develop treatments to restore feeling and mobility for people paralysed as a result of a spinal cord injury.

What can you expect from us?
Everyone in our team will receive a full support package including:

  • A dedicated fundraiser
  • Personalised fundraising support
  • Access to an exclusive training Hub (provided by GH Training)
  • Regular team e-newsletters
  • A Spinal Research running vest
  • A cheering party en-route with sweeties to keep you going!
  • An exclusive post-race party invite
  • An exclusive 10% discount at the Realbuzz online store
  • Not to mention heaps of encouragement, help and advice


Training support
We are pleased to be supported by GH Training, a service designed to help you train for the marathon. Run by personal trainer Graeme Hilditch (author of our training guides), GH Training can help you achieve your marathon goals.

Marathon runner

I loved the race and your supporters giving me encouragement. I'm so glad that I did it!

Sally, London Marathon 2015 participant who returned for the 2017 race