Virgin Money London Marathon

Date: Sunday 28th April 2019

Location: London

Distance: 26.2 Miles

Ballot Place Runners: Free registration and no fundraising pledge

Charity Space Registration Fee: £100.00

Fundraising Pledge: £2,500.00

Charity Spaces: 

Applications for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon is now closed. However, we are now taking applications for the 2020 event. Applying for one of our charity spaces isn’t confirmation that you have received a spot- however one of our fundraising team will get in touch from October 2019.

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Ballot places:

If you have already secured your own place independently of the charity and would you like to be part of the team, please fill in the Own Place Application Form and one of the fundraising team will get back to you as soon as possible.

This means you have been successful in gaining a ballot place through the London Marathon organisers – you would have received a confirmation email and running number.

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.

About the Virgin Money London Marathon:

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.

Why Child Bereavement UK?

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. We aim to ensure the accessibility of high quality child bereavement support and information to all families and professionals by increasing our reach; plugging the gaps that exist in bereavement support and training across the country; and embedding standards in the sector.

What you will get:

Whether you are a seasoned runner or a first-timer, Child Bereavement UK 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 Child Bereavement UK 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 email 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 give us a call on 01494 569049