I Need a Charity Place

Every year thousands of runners enter the London Marathon via a guaranteed charity entry.

Check out a list of charities who have guaranteed places in the Virgin Money London Marathon below.

  • Anthony Nolan

    Contact Anthony Nolan Events Team on 0303 303 3000

    For someone with blood cancer, like leukaemia or lymphoma, a stem cell transplant could be their last chance of survival. Anthony Nolan is the charity that makes this happen. Join the team today that’s saving lives today. Without you, there is no cure.

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  • ABF The Soldiers' Charity

    Contact Wiola Michalek on 0207 901 8913

    Don't Run Alone. Join our Fundraising Army. Together for The Soldiers' Charity!

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  • Breast Cancer Now

    Contact Rebecca on 0207 025 2483

    We 're here for anyone affected by breast cancer, the whole way through, providing support for today and hope for the future. Join Team Now for an unforgettable day of running, and help to fund world-class research and life-changing care.

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  • British Heart Foundation

    Contact Heart Runners Support Team on 0300 222 5719

    When you run for the BHF, you run to beat the world’s biggest killers. Conditions like stroke, heart diseases and vascular dementia. So join us and help keep families together.

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  • Cancer Research UK

    Contact The Cancer Research UK Supporter Services Team on 0300 123 5461

    Cancer Research UK is the world's leading charity dedicated to research on the causes, treatment and prevention of cancer.

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  • Children with Cancer UK

    Contact The Team on 0300 1000 200

    We're here to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, providing physical, financial and emotional support. So whatever cancer throws your way, we're right there with you.

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  • CLIC Sargent - Young Lives vs Cancer

    Contact The Team on 0300 330 0803

    Today, 12 more children and young people will hear the devastating news that they have cancer. From diagnosis, CLIC Sargent 's specialist care teams will step in, ready to help, support and guide.

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  • Hospice UK

    Contact the Events Team on 0207 520 8243

    Hospice UK is your national charity for hospice care. We support more than 200 hospices across the UK, so that they can deliver the highest quality of care to people with terminal or life limiting conditions, and support their families.

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  • JDRF, the type1 diabetes Charity

    Contact Luan Roberts on 0207 841 3642

    We fund type 1 diabetes research to improve lives and one day eradicate the condition for good. Your support can make this happen.

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  • Get Kids Going!

    Contact Jane or Shirley 0207 481 8110

    Get Kids Going! is a national charity which gives disabled children the wonderful opportunity of participating in sport by providing them with bespoke sports wheelchairs and sports grants.

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  • Macmillan Cancer Support

    Contact the London Marathon Team on 0300 100 0200

    We are hugely proud to be the Charity of the Year for the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon Get involved and help us be there for everyone with cancer from the moment of diagnosis. Let’s get started!

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  • Mencap

    Contact The Mencap Marathon Team on 0207 696 6946

    Just like you, people with a learning disability have hopes and dreams. But discrimination and a lack of understanding is stopping many from living the life they deserve. Support Mencap to help create real change.

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  • Mind

    Contact the Events Team on 0208 519 2122

    We're Mind, the mental health charity. We're here to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone. We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.

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    Contact Our Events Team on 0203 772 9720

    Run for the NSPCC and help us still be here for children. We won’t stop until child abuse stops. With you, we are unstoppable. Are you with us?

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  • Pancreatic Cancer UK

    Contact Lauren on 0203 535 7090

    It’s unacceptable that more than half of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer will die within 3 months. Join our team and together we’ll improve lives today and transform the future.

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  • The Royal British Legion

    Contact the Events Team on 0333 011 4500

    Join Team Legion and help ensure that no-one who has served is disadvantaged because of the sacrifices they have made. Together we're unstoppable.

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  • Sense

    Contact the Sense Events Team on 0207 014 9362

    Join #TeamSense! For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.

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  • Sparks

    Contact The Challenge Events Team on 0203 841 3164

    One in three children with a rare condition won’t live to celebrate their fifth birthday. Sparks research can save their lives. For critically ill children, there’s no time to lose.

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  • Stroke Association

    Contact the Supporter Care Team on 0300 330 0740

    The Stroke Association are here to support people to rebuild their lives after stroke. We believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke.

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  • The Outward Bound Trust

    Contact The Events Team on 0203 301 6481

    Through the power of the outdoors, we help young people from all walks of life to gain confidence, resilience and leadership, and help them to recognise their full potential. We’d love for you to join our Marathon Team and run for us.

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  • Versus Arthritis

    Contact Lizzie Wilson and Hannah Biffen on 0300 790 0405

    Arthritis steals from someone you know every day. But it doesn't have to be like this. Your support will fund research, services, and campaigns to fight the injustice of arthritis.

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    Contact Joe Ward on 01908 672163

    Empowering children and young people who are blind or partially sighted.

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  • WellChild

    Contact Mel Parker on 0124 253 0007

    WellChild is the national charity giving seriously ill children the best chance to thrive - at home with their families.

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  • Whizz-Kidz

    Contact Charlotte Ulett on 0207 233 9696

    Join Team Whizz-Kidz and change the lives of young people with disabilities. With the right wheelchair comes independence and confidence. Go the distance. Be the difference.

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