Help us to stop bowel cancer

Virgin Money London Marathon

Take part in the world famous Virgin Money London Marathon and join thousands of runners in the largest fundraising event on the planet. The iconic course is lined with thousands of spectators every mile of the way, creating an amazing atmosphere that you will never forget.

Event details

  • Date: 22 April 2018
  • Location: London
  • Distance: 26.2 miles

Apply for a charity place

If you would like to run for us, fill out our application form and return to no later than Friday 8 September 2017. All successful applicants will be asked to pay a non-refundable registration fee of £50 and pledge to raise a minimum of £2,500 in sponsorship.

Apply for a ballot place

To try your luck in the ballot, head to the London Marathon website between Monday 1 May and Friday 5 May 2017. You’ll find out if you were successful at the start of October 2017.

Already have your own place?

If you’ve deferred your place from 2016 and would like to run for us in 2017, we would love to welcome you to our team. There is no set fundraising target; we just ask that you raise what you can to help us stop bowel cancer.

I have my own place

How we’ll support you

Our events team will support you all the way, from your initial welcome pack through to cheering you along the course and celebrating with you at our post-race reception on the Mall. We will send you a running vest along with regular training and fundraising updates to make sure you have the best experience.  

Contact information

If you have any questions about the event or the application process, email or call 020 7940 1769. 

Running the London Marathon for Bowel Cancer UK was truly one of the best experiences of my life. The support from the team in the lead up to the event and on race day itself was exceptional and I felt proud to run for such a worthy cause. Heather, London Marathon Runner