The Virgin Money London Marathon is London's most popular sporting event with over 40,000 people taking part and millions of pounds raised every year. We would love you to join our London Marathon team and raise money for our life-saving charity.
"London's Air Ambulance is a great charity with a compelling story - It was a real privilege to run for you on Marathon day " - 2018 London Marathon Participant
How to be a part of the London's Air Ambulance team
Applications for our charity places are now closed. If you are interested in applying for a place in our 2021 London Marathon team please email [email protected] so we can let you know when the applications open.
The ballot for the London Marathon was open for 5 days at the beginning of May and results have been announced. If you have been successful in the public ballot, we would love for you to join our team. You will receive all the same benefits as a charity place runner but with no minimum sponsorship target, we just ask you to raise what you can.
If you would like to join our team as an own place runner please click the 'I have my own place' button
What support will we provide to all runners?
- Fundraising pack full of hints and tips to help you smash your target
- A London's Air Ambulance running t-shirt or vest
- Team training day
- A dedicated support team with telephone support, advice and guidance
- Team of cheerers along the route
- Pasta Party to carb-load ahead of marathon day
- Post-race reception
Email [email protected] to let us know if you have any questions!
How much is the registration fee?
What is the minimum sponsorship?
Who can take part?
You must be 18 years old and over. Wheelchair places are available, you must use a basic day chair.
Can I join the team if I have my own place?
Yes, we welcome all own place fundraisers to our Team. The only difference is there is no set minimum sponsorship.
Can I take part as a team?
Yes, you can be a team if your teammate(s) have a London’s Air Ambulance Charity place or their own place. We can combine your minimum sponsorship to create one team fundraising target.
How do I register?
To register simply click on the Join the team button on this page.
What website should I use to set up an online giving page?
We have our own fundraising pages, you will be able to set up your page when you register or you can create an account to set your page up after you have registered.
Do I get a London's Air Ambulance Charity top to wear on the day?
We give all our runners the choice of the London’s Air Ambulance Charity running t-shirts or vests. These are sent out at least a month before the race with letters to personalise your top.
Will there be a cheer point?
We have two cheer points based by mile 13 & 22 on either side of the Highway (E1W 3DD). Exact locations of our cheer points will be dictated by the space available on the morning.
Can my family and friends come to watch?
Yes, invite them to our cheer point! We have two cheer points based by mile 13 & 22 on either side of the Highway (E1W 3DD). It is very busy around the course making it hard to travel around. We can recommend some quieter points, get in touch [email protected]
How can I get my workplace to support me?
There are loads of ways your work can support your fundraising, here are a few ideas:
- Match funding- some workplaces offer match funding where they match up to a certain amount of what you raise for example if you raise £500 they will match it and give you £500 making your fundraising total £1,000
- Add your online giving page to your work email signature
- Hold a bake sale, lunchtime activity or after work quiz
- Guess your finish time- £2 to guess a time, winner wins a prize or a % of the money from the game or a prize that has been donated to you.
What happens if I don't hit my target by the deadline date?
We will be in regular contact between the time you register and the event date. Fundraising deadlines are usually 4 weeks after the date of the event. We will confirm when you register what the deadline is. If at anytime you are concerned about your fundraising progress we ask that you contact us so we can help. If you are not able to reach the target by the deadline set we will work together with you to extend your deadline and support further fundraising activity to help.
Does my registration fee contribute towards my fundraising?
Your registration fee contributes towards the cost of your place and is not included in your fundraising target.
Is there a cut off time?
To obtain a finisher's medal, you must complete the event by the official cut-off time, which is currently 19:00 on Sunday 26 April 2020. Please note that if you are slower than seven-hour pace (which is 16 minutes per mile), you will complete the event on the pavement.
What happens if I get injured or am no longer able to take part in the event?
If you are no longer able to take part please email [email protected] if you have one of our charity places, we may be able to defer your place to the following year depending on the event. Please contact us as soon as possible so we can discuss what we can do to help.
How can I get a training plan?
London Marathon have three training plans: Beginner, Improver and Advanced https://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/en-gb/trainingplans/
If I have a question, what is the best contact details for the Events Team?
We know how much personal effort goes into arranging or taking part in a fundraising event, so we want to help you ensure the maximum return for your hard work. Our team is on hand to offer advice and support. Contact our Events team by calling 020 3023 3303 or emailing [email protected]