Virgin London Marathon

Virgin London Marathon runner 2013, running for the Mental Health Foundation

Date : 26 April 2015

Location : London

Registration Fee : £60

Minimum Sponsorship : £1,600

Get your place in the world's biggest fundraising event! The Virgin London Marathon is a fantastic event, and we are lucky to have guaranteed charity places for our team. 

With over 35,000 runners every year, the Virgin Money London Marathon is THE event to take part in! We have around 100 places to fill for the 2015 race, which we will be recruiting for from now until next January. If you would like to be part of our team then here's how to do it:

There are two ways of applying for a place in next year’s London Marathon, and we encourage you to do both:

a) Charity places – We are now taking early entry applications for our 2015 charity places, so please visit our online application form and follow the steps to complete your application. If you’re offered a place, we will ask you to raise £1,600 (+£60 registration fee) for our pioneering research and policy work in mental health.

b) Official public ballot – The Virgin Money London Marathon 2015 public ballot will open on Tuesday 22nd April at midnight, and will stay open until they have received 100,000 applications – this is usually around just 11 hours after it opens, so you have to be quick!

“Being part of such a great charity team in the world’s greatest charity fundraising race, not only improves other people’s lives, it dramatically improves your own too!”

Tom Gilberthorp, London Marathon runner  

Benefits of joining the Mental Health Foundation's team:

  • Welcome pack full of expert fundraising tips and training plans
  • Pre-race reception in London to meet your fellow team mates
  • Group training sessions in London to keep you motivated during the winter
  • Personalised support from our Events Team including telephone calls and regular emails
  • Free running vest for you and T-shirts and cheering materials for your supporters
  • Cheering team at mile 18 of the marathon course
  • Post-race reception with food, showers and masseurs!

A huge thank you and congratulations to our amazing team who took part in this year's London Marathon for the Mental Health Foundation! 

With your support, we can continue to change lives and fight the suffering caused by mental illness.


To discuss the London Marathon in detail, please contact our Events Team on 020 7803 1123 or email us at events@mentalhealth.org.uk