About this event
The London Marathon was launched in 1981 and this year celebrates its 40th birthday and its 10th year of sponsorship; more than £890m has been raised for charity since the first event!
With a mainly flat 26.2-mile route around the River Thames, the London Marathon is arguably the best marathon in the world.
Why join #TeamStroke?
Everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. Taking part in the Virgin Marathon 2020 means you are part of the team helping to rebuild lives after stroke.
Join Team Stroke and we will offer you:
- Stroke Association running top plus iron-on letters.
- Regular team emails with training and fundraising tips.
- Fundraising pack.
- Race-day support from our two cheer points.
- Post-race party with food, drink and post-run professional massage.
- Support throughout from an experienced fundraising team.
Securing your place in Team Stroke
To apply for one of our charity places, please complete the ‘Charity Place’ application form at the bottom of the page. Please be as detailed as possible as to why you would like to run for us and how you plan to raise your target.
We will be in touch in October to let you know if your application has been successful. Those who secure a place will need to pay a £50 registration fee and pledge to raise at least £2,000 for the Stroke Association.
The 2020 London Marathon ballot has now closed.
If you have applied and are successful, we would love you to use your place to run with #TeamStroke.
Equally, if you have a deferred own place from 2019, a Good for Age or Running Club place, we’d love to have you run with us.
There’s no registration fee or minimum fundraising pledge when you sign up to an Own Place spot. You will receive exactly the same support as those with a charity place. However, we have a £300 minimum sponsorship requirement to attend our post-race reception.
To let us know, fill in the ‘Own Place’ registration form at the bottom of this page.
We're here to help you get the best out of your fundraising - our team is bursting with ideas to share with you and happy to offer advice. We can provide ideas, support and fundraising materials to enhance and promote your fundraising activities, including our Fundraising A-Z, sponsorship forms, balloons, information leaflets, posters and more!
Get in touch
If you have any questions about this event or would like more information, please contact our fundraising team on 0300 330 0740 or email@example.com