The difference you'll make
By running for The Brain Tumour Charity, you’ll help pick up the pace of progress towards our goals of doubling survival and halving the harm that brain tumours have on quality of life.
We’d love you to join The Brain Tumour Charity team and take on the legendary 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!
Last updated 13 August 2020
Due to the cancellation of the Virgin Money London Marathon 2020, we'll now have a limited number of places to offer to new runners in the 2021 event.
We're awaiting confirmation of our place allocation for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2021, but will be offering places to runners with a place in the 2020 event, before new applicants.
We'll have our allocation confirmed by mid-September 2020 and will update all applicants after this date.
We're currently pausing applications for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2021.
Due to the 2020 event cancellation, we're awaiting confirmation of our places for 2021 and hope to receive this by mid-September. If you'd still like to complete an application, it'll be held on our database until further notice. We'll be in touch with new applicants once we have our confirmation of places for next year's event. Read the full terms and conditions.
Notified of outcome: December 2020
Registration fee: £50 (if successful)
Minimum sponsorship: £2,700
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. The ballot opens on Sunday 4 October 2020 and will remain open for 6 days only. So keep your eyes peeled and get your name in the hat! If you're 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.
This event is organised by London Marathon Events.
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.
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.
When you join The Brain Tumour Charity team, we'll be here for you every step of the way!