Thousands of people headed to the capital for the annual London Marathon - and if you've been inspired by the sight of the runners this year, in 2020 you could be one of them.

The euphoric crowd, an electric atmosphere and a grandstand finish in the Mall give this iconic race its status as one of the best marathons in the world.

Haven House Children’s Hospice has a limited number of charity places available for 2020 and you can apply now. 

The London Marathon is one of our major annual challenge events. Each year, our amazing team of runners raise an amazing £30,000 for Haven House. By joining our team, you will be helping us to maintain vital services for families who are facing the most unimaginable circumstances.

Demand for places is high, so we do encourage everyone to also apply via the official marathon ballot. The ballot is open now until 5pm on Friday 3 May. To throw your name into the hat, sign up on the London Marathon website.

If you are lucky enough to secure your own place through the ballot, we would love you to join our team. By supporting Haven House and fundraising for us, you will receive support from our events team – and have the satisfaction of helping to fund our fantastic care.

Sophie Bragg, Haven House’s Events Fundraising Coordinator, said:

The London Marathon is the one challenge everyone wants to do. For many, running a marathon is a lifetime ambition. Offering unforgettable surroundings and incredibly supportive crowds, the London Marathon boasts the best possible backdrop for an inspiring event. By teaming up with Haven House, runners have the joint satisfaction of fulfilling their marathon dream whilst raising vital sponsorship money for a really worthy cause.

Apply for a Haven House charity place today.