Welcome to TeamSSAFA and the 2019 Virgin London Marathon

Congratulations on your ballot result!

London Marathon 2019

We need you! Support our Armed Forces by runnning for SSAFA in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2019. Your support will make a real difference.

​Why run for SSAFA?

Jason Wheeler, 45, served 15 years in the Army. After a gruelling tour in Afghanistan during which his good friend was shot and killed, he was medically discharged suffering from PTSD and depression and became increasingly isolated, shunning contact with the outside world and hoarding rubbish in his flat.

As Jason's condition worsened, he made several attempts to take his own life.

Watch the video below to find out how, with SSAFA's support, Jason has turned his life around.

“I didn’t feel guilty about the overdoses. I felt guilty for being alive."

Jason Wheeler, Afghanistan veteran

What support will I get on TeamSSAFA?

Runners with TeamSSAFA will get plenty of support in the lead-up to the race, during and afterwards:

  • A personalised TeamSSAFA running vest
  • Dedicated support from start to finish – our events team will be on hand to help you whenever you need it
  • A fundraising guide with lots of ideas and advice
  • Fundraising materials to make raising money and hitting your target that little bit easier
  • A training day with a fully qualified marathon coach
  • The loudest cheer squad to keep you going until the finish line
  • An incredible post-race reception for you, your friends and family
  • A celebratory massage to aid your recovery

Yes, I want to run for SSAFA! What next?

  • Please make sure you fill in your details on the form below so we know you are planning to run for us!
  • We will be in touch to confirm we have received your details. Please send us your official confirmation letter of your public ballot place that you have received from Virgin Money London Marathon Events.
  • We will then confirm your place and send you your fundraising guide and your personalised running vest
  • You can join TeamSSAFA's London Marathon community on social media for useful training tips, news, fundraising ideas and more - sign up below for details

We are only able to support our brave service men and women, like Jason, thanks to the generous contributions of fundraisers like you.

Thank you for choosing SSAFA.