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.
The Outward Bound Trust
Contact Stacy on 0203 301 6479
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.
Starlight Children's Foundation
Contact Rachel Marsh on 020 7262 2881
Create hope for seriously and terminally ill children by granting them a magical wish and lifting the spirits of all sick children in hospitals and hospices with our national entertainment services. Join Starlight’s team to help make a difference.
Contact Lizzie Griffiths on 0207 793 2232
Join team #FinishThirst and help reach everyone, everywhere with safe water, sanitation and hygiene by the year 2030
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.
National Autistic Society
Contact Rachael Lynch on 020 7903 3589
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 the Events Team on 020 7520 8243
Hospice UK is your national charity for hospice care. We work with more than 220 hospices across the UK to deliver and grow outstanding hospice care for adults and children. But we’re only able to continue our vital work with the help of our amazing supporters! Join Team Hospice UK and, together, we can open up hospice care for every person in 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.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Contact Luan Roberts on 020 7713 2030
JDRF is the type 1 diabetes charity, improving lives until we find the cure. We fund research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes.
Contact the Events Team on 01905 755 977
Leukaemia CARE is committed to providing vital care and support to everybody whose lives have been affected by blood cancers.
Contact the Events Team on 020 8974 5931
Momentum supports children - and their families - in Surrey and SW London, who are diagnosed with cancer or a life-limiting condition. We also work with local hospitals to improve the healing environment for children undergoing treatment.
Contact The Events Team on 020 7233 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.
Brain Research UK
Contact Jennifer Clay on 0207 404 9982
The brain is the most complex organ in our body. It controls our emotions, senses and actions. So when it breaks down, we break down. Help fund the best research to discover the causes, develop new treatments and improve the lives of those affected by joining Team #BrainResearch.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Contact The Events Team on 0207 8407878
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.
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 our Marathon Team on 0303 303 3000
Run to save the lives of people with blood cancer, including leukaemia and lymphoma. Join the team and you can help us provide lifesaving stem cell transplants to patients in need.
Pancreatic Cancer UK
Contact The Team on 0203 535 7090
Pancreatic cancer is tough but we’re taking it on. We support those affected by the disease, invest in research & lobby for pancreatic cancer to have the recognition it needs.
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.
Contact Lewis Hay on 0845 602 4770
When cancer strikes young lives CLIC Sargent helps families limit the damage cancer causes beyond their health.
Contact Becca Copper on 0207 375 6109
Right now, millions of children are in danger. They face violence, disease, hunger and the chaos of war and disaster. Unicef ensures vulnerable children across the world receive life-saving food, vaccinations, education and protection. By joining Team Unicef, you can help us build a safer world for children.
Get Kids Going
Contact The Team on 0207 481 8110
Giving disabled children and young people the opportunity of participating in sport.
Contact Janine on 01825 749826
Phab is a national charity, we inspire and support children and adults with and without disabilities to make more of life together
Contact Steve on 01242 530007
WellChild is the national charity for sick children. We help children - and their families - who are seriously ill or who have complex health conditions through our programmes of Care, Support and Research.
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 the Supporter Care Team 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.
Worldwide Cancer Research
Contact Matthew on 0300 777 7910
We fund research into any kind of cancer, anywhere in the world. Join our team today to help us ensure that one day no life will be cut short by cancer.
Teenage Cancer Trust - Charity of the Year
Contact the Challenge Events Team on 020 7612 0370
Cancer sucks. Young people shouldn’t face it alone. We make sure they don’t. Be a Legend - join our running team and help us reach every young person with cancer.
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
Children with Cancer UK
Contact The Sports Team on 020 7404 0808
Children with Cancer UK actively raise and invest money for vital specialist research to save the lives of every child with cancer and keep their family together.
Contact 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.
Contact the Events Team on 0207 617 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 Kaja on 07734 954976
MACS provides vital support to the families whose children are born without eyes or with underdeveloped eyes, allowing them to lead a normal life and reach full potential
Contact the Events Team on 0300 330 9257
Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, have sensory impairments or complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives.
Contact The Events Team on 0330 333 0804
Dementia devastates lives. By 2021, 1 million people will be living with the condition. But dementia won’t win. Until the day we find a cure, Alzheimer’s Society will be here for anyone affected by dementia.
The Children's Society
Contact our team on 0300 303 7000
A national charity that runs local services for children and young people, with nowhere left to turn. We campaign to get laws changed to make children’s lives happier and safer.
Contact Rachel Croshaw on 020 7696 6946
Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included.
Contact Fabian on 0207 452 2129
Livability is the disability charity that connects people with their communities. We tackle social isolation and the barriers that can cause this in the lives of disabled and vulnerable people.
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.
Contact the Events Team on 0300 222 5800
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Contact The Events Team on 01189 838 246
Contact the Sports Team on 0207 5042200
Fighting Male Cancer
Contact The Events Team on 0203 745 7310
Contact Robin on 02076538935
National Deaf Children’s Society
Contact Alli Steele on 020 7014 1199
Contact Ellie Smith on 0300 500 8084
Contact Liz Tidy on 01494 601358
Contact the Events Team on 020 7963 3914
St John Ambulance
Contact Emma Madray on 0207 324 4168
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Contact the Events Team on 020 3795 2176
Contact the Running Events Team on 020 8394 8357
Brain Research UK
Contact Jennifer Clay on 0207 404 9982
Ambitious about Autism
Contact Events Team on 020 8815 5431
National Osteoporosis Society
Contact Josh Hillier on 01761 473104
Mental Health Foundation
Contact Matthew Hickey on 0207081123
Contact Laura May on 01206 226500
Children in Crisis
Contact Jessica Lear on 020 7627 1040
Brain and Spine Foundation
Contact Andrew on 0207 793 5913
British Lung Foundation
Contact the Events Team on 020 7078 7912
Contact Holly de la Nougeréde on 020 7928 7388
Terrence Higgins Trust
Contact The Fundraising Team on 0207 812 1665
Contact Jill Purcell on 01206 226500
Contact Jackie Pickersgill on 020 7033 1651
Multiple Sclerosis Trust
Contact Jess Wright on 01462 476707
Tommy's, the baby charity - Saving babies' lives
Contact Devina Ganas on 020 7398 3453
The Roy Castle Lung Cancer
Contact Kate Leah on 0333 323 7200
Contact Lucy Williams on 020 8835 3700
Royal National Institute of Blind People
Contact Events Team on 0345 345 0054
RFU (Injured Players Foundation)
Contact the Events & Fundraising Team on 020 8831 6533