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2019 Virgin Money London Marathon

Event date:
26.2 miles
Registration Fee:
Minimum Sponsorship Target:
Ballot place runners:
Free registration and no minimum sponsorship target

Applications for Mind Charity Places are now closed and our waiting list is full, so we are no longer able to accept any late applications or add anyone to the reserve list. Thank you so much for your interest in this event.


Your own place in the ballot

If you are successful in the Virgin Money London Marathon public ballot and received your accepted magazine, or you got your place through a running club, or have a deferred entry we would be delighted to have you join the Mind team, just let us know.

As an own place runner, you receive all the same support from our dedicated Events Team as those with the charity place, but there are no sponsorship targets to meet.

We are always grateful for your support and for any funds you can raise for Mind.

Register with your own place

About the Virgin Money London Marathon

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Run for Mind in the Virgin Money London Marathon!

This is one of life's great challenges; the atmosphere is second to none and the sense of achievement is wonderful.

As a fundraising event nothing can compete with the marathon, with thousands of people taking to the streets each year, many in fancy dress, raising money for causes close to their hearts.

We'd love to have you running as part of our team.

How we'll support you

Whether your a seasoned or first time runner, Mind will be with you every step of the way. We offer all our runners a fantastic support package.

We will do all that we can to ensure that your Virgin Money London Marathon experience is one you will never forget.

What to expect when you join our team:

  • loads of training and fundraising advice
  • regular e-newsletters
  • training days to meet some experts and the team
  • a vest with letters for you to iron on your name
  • enthusiastic cheering teams along the marathon route
  • a post-race reception with a massage and refreshments
  • a dedicated and experienced project manager to provide support and advice

Virgin Money Giving

Virgin Money Giving is the official fundraising website for the London Marathon.

Virgin Money Giving is 100% not for profit, so more money goes directly to Mind.

Plus as a fundraiser you get the chance to win lots of great prizes! 

Cheer on our team

Come and join us on marathon day to cheer, jump, shout, clap and make some noise for our fabulous team of runners.

Just turn up at one of our cheering spots below, and we'll provide you with a FREE t-shirt and cheering materials to join in.

  • Mile 8.5, Surrey Docks Pub; 9am - 1pm
    Surrey Quays tube station
  • Mile 13, The Highway; 9.30am - 1.30pm
    Shadwell tube station
  • Mile 25, Embankment; 11am - 4pm
    Embankment tube station


Becoming a runner for Mind - Sophie's story

As someone with Bipolar Disorder, fundraising for Mind has been an incredible experience. I am lucky to be a member of such a wonderful running family – I’ve never met such an inspiring and supportive group.

Read Sophie's story

At the age of 54, with no previous running experience, I signed up for my very first 10k. I wore my Mind vest with pride and ran every step with Sam in my heart. I hope that my contribution may help someone else’s loved one.

 - Carolyn

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