Virgin Money London Marathon 2017: run with #TheBrainyBunch!

The Brain Tumour Charity is at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours, making a difference every day to the lives of people living with a brain tumour and their families.

If, like us, you want to see more funding for pioneering research into brain tumours, diagnosis times reduced even further and better support for individuals and their families, then use your ballot place to run for us at the Virgin Money London Marathon 2017.

What it means to be part of #TheBrainyBunch

#TheBrainyBunch are a fantastic team of people. They've let us know what being part of the Charity's team at last year's Virgin Money London Marathon 2016 meant to them:

“Big thank you to you all for your amazing support throughout the race, it was great to have you cheer us on – I feel proud of us all and what we achieved. My husband was very proud and thought the work you do as a charity for people like him is amazing. It was a real emotional rollercoaster of a weekend but an incredible memory too."

“I just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU to the charity for all your AMAZING support building up to and on the day of the marathon. You really gave me a massive boost when I saw you all and definitely kept me running!"

“I've been lucky enough to run London for a bigger charity twice before but The Brainy Bunch feels like so much more of a team!"

How we'll support you

The Brainy Bunch are a fantastic team of people and we'd love you to join us on the start line for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2017.

We will be on hand to support you every step of the way, but to help give you that extra spring in your step we'll also:

  • Give you access to our runner's Facebook group where you can chat to other runners and share your experiences
  • Send you a 16 week training plan
  • Invite you to attend a marathon runner pre-meet in London where you can meet the rest of The Brainy Bunch ahead of race day and ask any questions that you may have
  • Post you a running vest (and letters to personalise it!)
  • Invite you and your family to a post-race reception…hot showers and a complementary massage will be available!
  • Cheer you along the race course
  • Provide you with ongoing fundraising support
  • Support you pre and post-race with PR

How to use your ballot place to join #TheBrainyBunch

Email us at or call us on 01252 749 043.