London Marathon

Join more than 39,000 people taking on the greatest marathon in the world in support of The Royal British Legion.

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Take part in the most iconic marathon the world has ever seen; the Virgin Money London Marathon. The incredible atmosphere on race day is one to remember and you will get to experience the highlights of our capital. Starting in the beautiful Greenwich Park you’ll run past Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and the Cutty Sark on your way to glory at Pall Mall.

Run for Team Legion in this fantastic marathon and raise money for our Armed Forces community.

Enter the ballot

The ballot will be open between 1 – 5 May 2017. You will be able to enter the ballot by visiting the Virgin Money London Marathon website. Remember to choose The Royal British Legion as your charity of interest!

If you’re lucky enough to get your own place in the ballot then we would love to have you on Team Legion. There is no minimum fundraising commitment, we just ask you to raise as much as you can to support our Armed Forces community.

Apply for a guaranteed charity place

Double your chances of running in the London Marathon by applying for one of our limited guaranteed charity places. Our registration fee is £120 and we ask for our runners to commit to raise a minimum of £2000. Please provide as much information as possible in your application. 

What's included?

Whether you win a place in the ballot or choose on of our guaranteed charity places, your place on Team Legion will include:

  • One week of free fitness classes courtesy of British Military Fitness
  • Training plans to help you hit your target time
  • An exclusive training day with a qualified personal trainer
  • A personalised technical running top
  • The loudest cheers on the day from our enthusiastic team
  • A massage and food at our Post Race Reception; a perfect place to meet your friends and family afterwards

Contact us

For more information contact the team on 0333 011 4500 or  

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