Date: 22nd April 2018
Deposit: £100.00
Minimum sponsorship: £2500.00
Distance: 26.2 miles
Location: London

Join Child Bereavement UK’s team for the most iconic running event in the UK.

The Virgin London Marathon is one of life’s greatest achievements and an unforgettable experience. Thousands of people line the streets to cheer you on while you pass a number of famous London landmarks, making it an atmosphere like no other!

You can be part of it running for Child Bereavement UK, and we would love for you to join our team.

Own place:

Entries for the London Marathon 2018 ballot opens on the 1st-5th May. Please apply for a ballot place and select to run for Child Bereavement UK as one of your preferred places.

There is no minimum sponsorship when you get your own place, but everything you raise will help us to continue supporting families and children, and training professionals.

Join us rebuilding lives together

Charity place: 

To apply for one of our charity places please fill out the application below, we ask this to be completed in as much detail as possible to enhance your chances of securing one of our places.

We will be in touch in October after the ballot results have been announced. Those who secure a place will be asked to pay an entry fee of £100 and pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £2500.

Application Form (word)

Application Form (PDF)

What you will get:

Whether you are a seasoned runner or a first-timer, CBUK will be with you every step of the way. We offer all our runners a support package we are proud of.

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:

  • a running vest plus iron on letters
  • monthly newsletters with fundraising and training tips
  • fundraising pack
  • two loud and bright cheering teams along the route
  • post-race sports massage
  • post-race party with food and drink for you and family/friends
  • support throughout from an experienced member of our fundraising team
  • Challenges Facebook page so you can meet other runners and feel like a real team

What other runners have said:

‘Thanks for letting me be part of your team, your support and lovely emails were great and informative. I always enjoyed receiving them’ Karen Butler

‘Everyone made us feel so welcome, the food was delicious & the massage just wonderful. It was a lovely way to finish a fantastic day’ Karen Woollvin

“When your baby dies when she’s never even lived, you don’t have any memories, you have nothing. Training, fundraising and actually doing the marathon has given us a memory bank. I now just close my eyes and see all those smiling faces and they’re our Chloe memories now.’ Paula & Martin

‘The whole thing was so well organised, from the regular e mail support in the run up to the race, to the cheering at 17 and 21 miles, to being pulled out from the crowd when I finished, to being escorted to the reception and finally the LOVELY massage from Lily, everything was just wonderful!’ Christine Taylor

For more information please contact or call Becky on 01494 569049