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 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.
Macmillan Cancer Support
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.
JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity
Contact Luan Roberts on 0207 841 3642
JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity, funds research to treat and one day, cure this condition.
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.
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.
Children with Cancer UK
Contact The Sports Team on 020 7430 7788
Our vision is a world where every child diagnosed with cancer gets to ring their end of cancer treatment bell.
Contact Janine Williams on 01825 749826
We inspire and support children and adults with and without disabilities to make more of life together.
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.
Contact Megan Gullam on 0303 303 3000
Run to save the lives of people with leukaemia and lymphoma. Because no one should take on blood cancer alone.
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.
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 London Marathon to be part of something special.
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.
RNIB (Royal National Institute of the Blind)
Contact the RNIB Challenge Events team on 0303 123 999
Every day 250 people in the UK start losing their sight. Join our team and help us create a future where sight loss is no longer a barrier. #SeeDifferently
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.
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 the Supporter Care Team on 0300 3300 740
The Stroke Association are working for a world where there are fewer strokes and all those touched by stroke get the help they need.
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.
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.
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 The Events Team on 0300 790 0402
We don’t just accept arthritis. We fund breakthrough research, provide support and demand a better world for 10 million people with arthritis in the UK. Join us to defy arthritis.
Contact the Events Team 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 Leonard Cheshire Events Team on 020 3242 0357
Supporting individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose.
Get Kids Going!
Contact The Team on 020 7481 8110
Giving disabled children and young people the opportunity of participating in sport.
Contact The Whizz-Kidz Events Team 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.
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.
Contact Mencap’s Events Team on 020 7696 6946
Just like you, people with a learning disability have feelings. And just like you, they have hopes and dreams. But discrimination and a lack of understanding is stopping many from living the life they deserve.
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
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 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 Jade 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.
Contact Katrina Jones on 01494 601414
Pancreatic Cancer UK
Contact Lauren on 020 3535 7090
Contact the Asthma UK London Marathon Team on 0300 222 5800
Contact Challenge Events Team on 0300 330 5580
Blood Cancer UK
Contact The Events Team on 020 7504 2200
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Contact The Events Team on 01189 838 246
British Lung Foundation
Contact Victoria Read on 020 7078 7912
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Contact Events Team on 0203 795 2176
Contact the Running Team on 0330 333 0804
Contact Challenge Events Team on 02084987091
Contact Joe Ward on 01908 672 163
The Royal British Legion
Contact the Events Team on 0333 011 4500
St John Ambulance
Contact Fabia Barbosa on 0207 324 4168
Contact The Events Team on 0300 500 8084
Contact Robin on 02076538935
Action Medical Research
Contact The Events Team on 01403 327444
Brain & Spine Foundation
Contact Grace Patient on 020 3096 7879
Contact Clara King on 0207 928 7388
RFU (Injured Players Foundation)
Contact the Events & Fundraising Team on 020 8831 6533
Mental Health Foundation
Contact Matthew Hickey on 0207081123
Brain Tumour Research
Contact Carol Robertson on 07817 878407
Tommy’s, the baby charity
Contact Devina Ganas on 0207 398 3453
Amnesty International UK
Contact the Community Fundraising Team on 020 7033 1651
Together For Short Lives
Contact Nathan on 01179897825
Contact the Events Team on 0300 300 9995
MS-UK, supporting anyone affected by Multiple Sclerosis.
Contact Jenny Poulter on 01206 226500
Royal Osteoporosis Society
Contact Josh Hillier on 01761 471771
Contact the challenge team on 02076147696
Terrence Higgins trust
Contact Laura on 020 7812 1664
Action on Hearing Loss
Contact the Events Team on 0203 227 6177
Epilepsy Research UK
Contact Jo Finnerty on 020 3096 7887
Contact Allison Hill – Events on 0208 835 3700