Ballot Place Runners
If you have secured a place in the Virgin Money London Marathon through the ballot and you're interested in using your place to raise money for charity, this section is for you.
As one of the fortunate ones to be picked in the ballot, your thoughts will inevitably turn to your training – but have you considered sharing your luck and running for a charity? As a 'ballot place' or 'own place' runner, the minimum levels of fundraising do not apply to you. This means you don't have to commit raising a set amount – just remember that anything you raise will be a bonus for that charity.
So why not 'go the extra mile' and raise funds for a charity, or even multiple charities, and join in with other fellow fundraisers? Being a part of a charity team guarantees you'll have plenty of support and fellow team members on race day. And you never know – you may even find each mile is that bit easier knowing that your every step is helping a worthy cause.
If you want to know a bit more about what it means to be a ballot place or own place charity runner, then check out the following:
- 10 steps to running for charity with your own race entry
A quick guide to running for charity with a ballot place.
- How to choose a charity to run for as a ballot runner
Your contribution can help change lives and raise your chosen charity's profile.
- Reasons to run for charity as a ballot place runner
Charities will often offer some great perks if you choose to run for them.
- What you can expect as a ballot place runner
Your charity will be with you every step of the way in the lead up to the race.
- Own place testimonials from charity runners
Ballot place runners share their experiences.
- A typical race day running with a charity
Take a look at what extra support you might receive on race day if you run for charity.
- Virgin Money Giving
Find out about the official fundraising website of the Virgin Money London Marathon.
Please click the 'charity listings' button to find out about good causes who would appreciate your support.