Virgin Money London Marathon
Run the world's greatest fundraising marathon
Since the very first race back in 1981, the London Marathon has become the world’s most famous fundraising race. 40,000 runners take part on the day, many competing in fancy dress costumes for good causes, and places are highly sought after in this top event.
Places are obtained via the London Marathon ballot, which is now closed for 2020 entry. Successful ballot places are announced in October.
Unfortunately, The Grand Appeal does not have any charity places this year and can only support runners who have secured their own ballot places.
If you entered the ballot…
Well done! We wish you the best of luck in securing a place in the 2020 London Marathon.
If you are successful, please get in touch! We’d love for you to run for The Grand Appeal or Cots for Tots and help raise money for sick children and babies at Bristol Children’s Hospital and St Michael’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. You can register as a fundraiser by using the form below.
There is no minimum sponsorship if you have secured your own place, just raise as much as you can so we can continue our mission to help every brave young patient at the hospital and the unit.
Sign up and receive
- A Grand Appeal or Cots for Tots running top.
- Expert advice from our dedicated fundraising team.
- Additional fundraising materials.
- Online and digital resources.
“I’m proud to have raised so much money for such a great cause. I went to bed with the sound of the crowd ringing in my ears 'Go on Ben, you've got this!'. An incredible experience I'll never forget.”
2018 London Marathon runner, Ben