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.
VICTA - Visually Impaired Children Taking Action
Contact Joe Ward on 01908 672 163
Our activities are shaped to help build confidence, develop life skills, provide educational advice and social skills in fun and safe environments. We run weekends, allowing families to come together to share experiences and practical advice. We provide a grant scheme for specialised equipment and also host a parent support website.
Contact Lizzie Griffiths on 0207 793 2232
Join team #FinishThirst and help WaterAid to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation.
Contact the Events Team on 0300 999 3887
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
Breast Cancer Now
Contact Rebecca on 0207 025 2483
We’re Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity – and we’re dedicated to funding research into this devastating disease. We believe that if we all act now, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live.
The Children's Society
Contact the Supporter Engagement Team on 0300 303 7000
A national charity that works with the most vulnerable children and young people in Britain today. We listen. We support. We act. Because no child should feel alone.
Contact Janine Williams on 01825 749826
We inspire and support children and adults with and without disabilities to make more of life together
Macmillan Cancer Support
Contact The Team on 0300 1000 200
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. We provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. Cancer affects us all. We can all help. We are Macmillan.
JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity
Contact Luan Roberts on 020 7841 3642
JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity, funds world-class research to treat, prevent and one day, cure this condition.
The Outward Bound Trust
Contact Stacy 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.
Contact the Events Team on 0203 772 9720
We are leading the fight against child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. We help children who’ve been abused to rebuild their lives, we protect children at risk, and we find the best ways of preventing child abuse from ever happening. Run for Team NSPCC, because every step, every mile, will help keep every child safe.
MACS (Microphthalmia, Anophthalmia & Coloboma Support)
Contact The Events Team on 07734954976
MACS is a small national charity for families of children born without eyes or with underdeveloped eyes. We provide emotional and financial assistance, organise peer support events, and fund research into MACS conditions.
Contact Cath on 020 3841 3316
Every child matters – Sparks raises money to fund pioneering child health research across the UK, helping to find new treatments and cures for children and families who desperately need them.
Cancer Research UK
Contact The Sports 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.
Teenage Cancer Trust
Contact Supporter Care on 020 7612 0370
Cancer sucks. Young people shouldn’t face it alone. Join #TeamLegend to help make sure they don’t.
Contact Emily and Molly, Scope Events team on 0207 619 7270
Scope exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. Until then, we’ll be here.
Contact The Whizz-Kidz Events Team on 0207 233 9696
Whizz-Kidz gives disabled children the independence to enjoy an active childhood at home, at school and at play. Use the most active day of your life to get a disabled child moving.
Contact Rosie Short on 0303 303 3000
Run to save the lives of people with leukaemia and lymphoma. Because no one should take on blood cancer alone.
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity
Contact the Challenge Events Team on 020 7239 3164
We need to raise at least £50 million every year to help rebuild and refurbish Great Ormond Street Hospital. Help us save more lives and support our remarkable patients and their families by using your place in the Virgin Money London Marathon to be part of something special.
RNIB (Royal National Institute of the Blind)
Contact the Events Team on 0345 345 0054
Every day another 100 people will start to lose their sight. Your support helps us rebuild lives devastated by sight loss. Join Team RNIB today!
National Autistic Society
Contact our Events Team on 0808 800 1050
Around 700,000 people in the UK are on the autism spectrum. Together with their families they make up around 2.8 million people whose lives are touched by autism every single day
Contact Mel Parker on 01242 530007
WellChild is the national charity giving seriously ill children the best chance to thrive - at home with their families.
Contact Supporter Care on 0300 330 0740
The Stroke Association are working for a world where there are fewer strokes and all those touched by stroke get the help they need.
British Heart Foundation
Contact Heart Runners Support Team on 0300 222 5719
Today 190 people will die from a heart attack. That’s 190 families who didn’t get to say good bye to a loved one. Join the Heart Runners team and help us fund pioneering research to beat heart disease.
Children with Cancer UK
Contact the Sports Team on 020 7430 7788
Children with Cancer UK actively raise and invest money for vital specialist research to help save the life of every child with cancer and keep their family together.
Contact the Dementia Revolution Team on 0203 476 7094
Join the Charity of the Year for 2019 and stand side-by-side with Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK at the start line, leading the charge towards a cure.
Contact the Events Team on 020 7520 8243
Hospice UK is your national charity for hospice care. We work with more than 200 hospices across the UK to deliver and grow outstanding hospice care for adults and children.
Arthritis Research UK
Contact the Events Team on 0300 790 0402
Join Team A today and together, we can overcome the pain, isolation and fatigue of arthritis.
Contact Rebecca Parker on 020 7696 6946
Mencap is the UK’s leading learning disability charity. Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included.
Get Kids Going!
Contact The Team on 020 7481 8110
Giving disabled children and young people the opportunity of participating in sport.
Contact the Events Team on 0300 330 9257
Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued. We are here for every person who faces communication barriers in a world that relies on being able to see and hear well to be connected.
Contact Laura Mayes on 01173 112623
Today, 11 more children and young people will hear the devastating news they have cancer. From diagnosis, CLIC Sargent’s specialist care teams will step in, ready to help, support and guide.
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Contact the Events Team on 0203 795 2176
Contact Fraser Moir on 020 7504 2200
Brain Research UK
Contact Jennifer Clay on 020 7404 9982
Contact Robin on 02076538935
St John Ambulance
Contact Emma Madray on 0207 324 4168
Contact Barnardo's on 0208 498 7091
Contact Michelle Pit on 020 375 6033
Contact Beccy Rae on 020 7963 3949
Contact Liz Tidy on 01494 601358
Contact the Asthma UK London marathon team on 0300 222 5800
Pancreatic Cancer UK
Contact the events team on 020 3535 7090
Contact The Events Team on 0300 500 8084
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Contact The Events Team on 01189 838 246
RFU (Injured Players Foundation)
Contact the Events & Fundraising Team on 020 8831 6533
Tommy’s, the baby charity
Contact Devina Ganas on 0209 398 3453
British Lung Foundation
Contact Paul Nanson on 020 7078 7912
Contact Lucy Williams on 020 8835 3700
Contact Nikki Twallin on 020 7928 7388
Brain & Spine Foundation
Contact Andrew Cater on 02077935913
Contact Fabian on 0207 452 2129
National Osteoporosis Society
Contact Josh on 01761 471771
MS-UK, supporting anyone affected by Multiple Sclerosis.
Contact Jenny Poulter on 01206 226500
Terrence Higgins trust
Contact Tom on 020 7812 1665
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
Contact the Sporting Events Team on 0333 323 7200