Apply for a charity place

We only have 5 charity places in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2020 and these are allocated through an application process.

Apply for a charity place here.

All charity applications will be reviewed and successful applicants will be notified before October 2019. Please note that should your application be successful you will be required to pay a non-refundable registration fee, sign our fundraising agreement and pledge to raise a minimum of £2,000 for Haven House Children’s Hospice.

All our Haven House runners receive:

  • A Welcome Pack with full fundraising support
  • Two Pre-Marathon Training Events with running, injury and nutrition specialists
  • A personalised Haven House running vest
  • An amazing Haven House cheer squad en route – last year we had a choir!
  • A dedicated Haven House fundraiser to support you.  

Did you know that we also have places in the Brighton Marathon 2020? Please get in touch with us if you are interested in running Brighton 2020.

Apply for your own ballot place

We also encourage all interested runners to maximise their chances of running in 2020 by applying in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2020 public ballot. The ballot is open now until Friday 3 May and all successful applicants will be notified in October 2019.

If you secure your own place in the ballot, we would love for you to support us and join our #PurplePack, our team of Haven House Heroes. With your own place there is no minimum fundraising target, just raise as much as you can!


For any queries about this event please contact:

Sophie Bragg
Events Fundraising Coordinator
020 8506 3630