Virgin Money London Marathon

Join our team for the Virgin Money London Marathon, raise vital funds for the 387,000 children we help each year and challenge yourself to the most iconic marathon in the world!

From signing up for your place to completing the world’s most famous run and celebrating at our post-race party, we’re here to support you every step of the way.


I have a place but would like to run for Action for Children


Register for 2020

Lucky enough to get a place in the ballot? We'd love for you to join our team and raise whatever you can to help us do what's right for children.

I have my own place


We'd love to have you as part of our team. We ask all our amazing runners to commit to raising £2000 for Action for Children and pay a £100 registration fee. We’ll be in touch once we’ve reviewed your application!

Sign up for a Team Action for Children place

Why run with Action for Children?

Supporting you all the way

Regardless of whether you’re entering the ballot, applying for one of our Golden Bond places, or doing both, here’s what you’ll get if you join our team:

  • A post-race party for you and your supporters, where you’ll have a hot shower, a professional massage, and a hot meal.
  • A venue your supporters can visit throughout the day for toilet breaks and food.
  • An Action for Children running vest, with iron-on letters.
  • Cheering points for your supporters within easy reach of our post-race reception and the finish-line.
  • Advice and support from a dedicated local fundraiser, with a fundraising pack to get you started.
  • Regular e-newsletters, with important information and training tips from the experts.
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“I get to see first-hand how we improve and change children’s, young people’s and all of their families’ lives. I feel very blessed to be a part of such a fantastic charity. Now to be able to fundraise as well is a real bonus on top”

Sian, Employee and Marathon Runner, 2017.


To read more of Sian's story, click here.


If you've got any questions, the team is here to help. You can contact us by calling 0300 123 2112 or emailing

Alternatively, check out the official Virgin Money London Marathon website.