Applications for our Virgin Money London Marathon 2018 charity places are now open. Join almost 40,000 people to run along the streets of London in this iconic event for #TeamCanPrevent.

When: Sunday 22nd April 2018
Where: Greenwich Park–The Mall, London
Minimum sponsorship: £2,200

Looking for a charity place?

Apply here!

By taking one of our charity spots for this fantastic event you’ll be helping us to continue our groundbreaking research. One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives, but with your help, we’ll be one step closer to preventing cancer and the misery it causes.

Registration is free but in order to secure one of our charity places we ask that you raise a minimum of £2,200 in sponsorship (excluding Gift Aid). We’ll be here every step of the way to support you and have lots of fundraising ideas and tips to help make it easier!

What we’ll offer you:

  • An exclusive World Cancer Research Fund running vest
  • A Welcome Pack filled with fundraising hints and tips
  • Activities on Marathon weekend, including a reception with complimentary food and massages
  • A dedicated Events Team, to help support you along the way with training plans
  • Cheering points for friends and family to join, to give you a much needed boost during the race!

If you’re interested in applying for a charity place with us, please submit a registration form. We aim to let you know within a few weeks if your application has been successful. 

Got your own place?

If you're lucky enough to secure a place through the ballot, or you have a good for age entry, and want to help us prevent cancer, please get in touch. Team Cancer Prevention would love to welcome you – you’ll have all the benefits and support, but there is no minimum fundraising target. Just raise as much as you can and have fun!

Not sure if running’s for you?

If you don’t fancy 26.2 miles, why not join us as a volunteer cheerer instead? Fill in our volunteer form to register your interest, and one of our events team will be in touch.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this or any other World Cancer Research Fund event please contact the Events Team on 020 7343 4200 or email