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Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

We’d love you to join The Brain Tumour Charity team and take on the legendary Virgin Money London Marathon 2021!

Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

We’re the only brain tumour charity propelling progress across the three most vital fronts: finding new treatments, offering support to everyone affected, driving the changes our community need most. But we can't do it without you!

Our Gold Bond places

We run an application process for our London Marathon places, and 2021 is no different. Our places aren’t offered on a first come first served basis, so please take time in completing your form. Applications are reviewed by our panel, made up of people from across The Charity and they have the hard decision of choosing who is allocated one of our 33 places. Read the full terms and conditions.

We received over 250 applications for our 2020 team, so make sure your application stands out for your chance to run in the 2021 event!

Apply for a 2021 Gold Bond place

Coronavirus (COVID -19) update: All places held by The Charity for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2021 (VMLM 21), will be subject to the Virgin Money London Marathon 2020 (VMLM 20) taking place on its revised date of Sunday 4 October 2020.

Should the VMLM 20 not go ahead, runners with a place in VMLM 20 will take priority over new successful applicants for a place in VMLM 21. In this instance, new applicants for the VMLM 21 will then have first refusal of a place in The Charity’s 2022 team.

Looking for the latest update on the 2020 event? Click here.

Essential information for 2021 Gold Bond places

Notified of outcome: by Friday 16 October 2020

Registration fee: £50 (if successful)

Minimum sponsorship: £2,700

Read our FAQs

Will you be entering the public ballot?

You’ve got to be in it to win it! Although places in The Virgin Money London Marathon are limited, make sure you enter the public ballot for 2021. This will be open for a very limited time this summer, so keep your eyes peeled and get your name in the hat! If you are successful, you can still run for us!

We ask our runners to raise a minimum of £2,700 (excluding gift aid) for their Virgin Money London Marathon place. This could fund two weeks of world-class research. In this time, researchers could test the response of glioblastoma cells to a new drug, in order to determine if it stops growth.

Brain tumours move fast, together we can move faster! We will accelerate change for everyone affected by brain tumours.

Apply for a 2021 Gold Bond place

If you have any questions about our Virgin Money London Marathon places, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the events team or call 01252 237867.

This event is organised by London Marathon Events.

Apply for a Gold Bond place

Please complete this form in full with as much detail as possible and also read our FAQs for guidance beforehand. Demand for places is extremely high and our decision will be based solely on the information provided so please take your time completing this form.

Privacy notice
We will use your details to contact you about your application and fundraising. Your details are held on our secure database and we promise never to pass them on to another organisation for their marketing purposes. More information is available here.
If you are happy to provide any relevant medical/access information, it is only used to ensure we can run a safe event and give you the best possible experience. These details and the emergency contact details will be deleted after the event.

An update from our Events team

last updated 16 March 2020

Virgin Money London Marathon 2020 has been postponed until 4 October 2020.

We will be in touch with all of our team members as soon as we have more information.

Thank you for your continued support and patience during this time.

Please also follow us on or Facebook or Twitter as we'll share information here first.

Event details

When: Sunday 25 April 2021

Notified of outcome: by Friday 16 October 2020

Registration fee: £50

Sponsorship: £2,700

Read full terms and conditions.

Supporting you

When you join The Brain Tumour Charity team, we'll be here for you every step of the way!

You'll receive:

  • a dedicated team supporting you from day one
  • a technical Charity running vest
  • your fundraising pack full of ideas and materials
  • an invitation to our training day
  • the opportunity to attend one of our lab tours
  • an invite to be part of our Strava Club
  • access to a Facebook group for past and present London Marathon runners
  • an invitation to our Runner’s reception on the day, for you and your family.