Virgin Money London Marathon 2018

Event date:
26.2 miles
Registration Fee:
Minimum Sponsorship Target:
Ballot place runners:
Free registration and no minimum sponsorship target

We aim to let everyone know by email if they have been successful or unsuccseful in their application by October 2017.

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About London marathon

Run for Mind in the Virgin Money London Marathon!

This is one of life's great challenges; the atmosphere is second to none and the sense of achievement is wonderful.

As a fundraising event nothing can compete with the marathon, with thousands of people taking to the streets each year, many in fancy dress, raising money for causes close to their hearts.

We'd love to have you running as part of our team.

Mind are the best charity I have ever run for ! Fab cheering stations! A good luck card and a friendly hug outside the meet and greet.

Your own place in the ballot

If you are successful in the Virgin Money London Marathon public ballot and received your accepted Magazine, or you got your place through a running club, or have a deferred entry we would be delighted to have you join the Mind team, just let us know.

As an own place runner, you receive all the same support from our dedicated Events Team as those with the charity place, but there are no sponsorship targets to meet.

We are always grateful for your support and for any funds you can raise for Mind.

What's it like?

Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales and by joining our team you will enable us to continue to provide support to the 1 in 4 people who experience mental distress in their life times.

Mind runner Sam's amazing video shows what it's like to take part in the London marathon for Mind.

What you'll get

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

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:

  • loads of training and fundraising advice
  • regular e-newsletter updates
  • training days to meet the some experts and the team
  • a vest with your name overprinted
  • enthusiastic cheering teams along the route
  • a post race reception with refreshments and massages
  • a dedicated and experienced project manager to provide support and advice

Cheer on our team

Come and join us on marathon day to cheer, jump, shout, clap and make some noise for our fabulous team of 660 runners.

Just turn up at one of our cheering spots below, and we'll provide you with a FREE t-shirt and cheering materials to join in.

  • Mile 8.5, Surrey Docks Pub; 9am - 1pm
    Surrey Quays tube station
  • Mile 13, The Highway; 9.30am - 1.30pm
    Shadwell tube station
  • Mile 25, Embankment; 11am - 4pm
    Embankment tube station

Or download the map of our cheering spots to find out where we are.

Volun-cheer with us

Training days

We put on two training days in London for our London and Brighton Marathon teams. As well as getting to run with the other marathon team members, we also have some great talks from some expert speakers.

Details will be given to runners who are successful in joining our London Marathon team.

For more information...

Got a question? Why not check out our FAQs

If you like what you've read and would like to find out more, click on the button to send us an email, or give us a call on 0871 872 1144 and we'll be more than happy to help.

Thank you for your interest in supporting Mind.

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