If there's a charity close to your heart and you'd like to run the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon for them, you might be able to secure a charity entry into the race.
What are charity entries?
Most major charities have a set number of entry places in the Virgin Money London Marathon each year through the London Marathon's Golden and Silver Bond scheme. They allocate these places to runners on the basis that they will raise an agreed amount of money for the charity.
How do I apply for a charity entry?
To apply for a charity place, you'll need to contact your chosen charity directly to see if they've got any places to offer you.
Search the charity listings then get in touch with your charity. Please note, there are usually more runners interested in running for each charity than there are charity places available, so the charities will select their runners based on the runner's connection with the good cause and how much money they are realistically able to raise for the charity.
View the full list of charities that have guaranteed places at the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon here.
When should I apply for a charity entry?
You can register your interest with your charity at any time and they'll keep you up to date.
Once you’ve secured a charity place, set up your Virgin Money Giving page and let all your family and friends know who you’re running for. Set your page target based on the amount you need to raise for your charity place so people know what your goal is.