Virgin Money London Marathon 2020

Virgin Money London Marathon 2020

Take on the challenge of the World's most famous marathon while supporting our Armed Forces. This time next year you could be setting off from the start line of the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon!

event details

Event date: 26 April 2020

To run with TeamSSAFA we ask you to commit to raising £2,000 in sponsorship and a £100 registration fee is payable on acceptance of a place. To apply please fill out the form with as much detail as possible about why you would like to run for SSAFA.

If you would like to check you application has been received or have any further questions please contact

To maximise your chances of securing a place in this iconic event we recommend that you also apply for a place in the general ballot - please select SSAFA as your chosen charity! 

Why choose SSAFA?

Each year we support over 73,000 people - from from Second World War veterans to young men and women who have served in more recent conflicts, and their families. SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. And we are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.

We want you to have the greatest experience running the London Marathon, so by joining the SSAFA team you will:

  • Have access to our exclusive training zone
  • Attend an incredible training day to make sure you're ready
  • Be supported by fully qualified coaches up until race day
  • Run in a personalised SSAFA running vest
  • Receive full support from SSAFA throughout
  • Have access to our exclusive SSAFA London Marathon Facebook group
  • Have the most brilliant and supportive cheer squad on the day
  • Attend the best post-marathon reception with all your family and friends
  • Receive professional photographs taken on race day to remember the experience

Meet some of the runners who ran the London Marathon in 2019 for SSAFA...

You can read some of their stories - including the reasons they support SSAFA - here!

One of these runners is Chris Amos - having served 24 years in the Army, he received help from SSAFA's adoption support team, following leukemia treatment that left him unable to have children of his own: 




Apply for a charity place in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2020

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