Virgin Money London Marathon
The public ballot for the 2020 Virgin Money London is closed. Results of the ballot are announced from Monday 7 October.
If you're successful, join Team Alzheimer's Society and help beat dementia. You'll have no minimum fundraising target, we want to help you raise as much as you can. Complete our 'I have a ballot place' form to join our team and help us get closer to a cure.
Our charity place application process is also now closed. We will be in contact with all applicants in October with the outcome. Please contact us if you have any questions in the meantime.
The Virgin Money London Marathon is the largest annual fundraising event on the planet, this year runners are set to have raised over £1 billion for good causes since the race began in 1981. We'd love for you to run this incredible race for Alzheimer's Society to help beat the UK's biggest killer.
We were delighted to be the official Charity of the Year for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon, leading the charge towards a cure for the biggest health threat facing society.
Our Dementia Revolution campaign was for one year only, and in 2020 you can run for Alzheimer's Society to continue raising awareness and much needed funds for the cause.
When will I hear about my ballot results?
We’re unsure of the exact date at the moment, but this is likely to be early October 2019.
What are you looking for in a charity place application?
We'll be taking into account your connection to our cause and motivation behind wanting to run the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon for Alzheimer's Society. We will also look at your fundraising goals and plan to raise as much money as you can to help beat dementia. Make sure to be as detailed and imaginative as possible!
When do I have to raise the minimum sponsorship for a charity place by?
We would expect you to hit your minimum pledge target 6 weeks after marathon day. Our Running team will be there to support you every step of the way with fundraising advise and materials. If you think might struggle, please contact us so we can support you with your fundraising or give you extra time if necessary.
Can I change my charity place application?
If you'd like to make any updates to your charity place application, please email [email protected].
What happens if I don't raise the minimum sponsorship for a charity place?
It's incredibly important that each charity place runner meets the minimum sponsorship pledge, to help us fund vital research and services for people affected by dementia. There is no legal obligation to make up the shortfall, but if you don't meet your target it is likely to impact on your future chances of gaining an event place with our charity. Please do contact us if you require fundraising advice. In some circumstances it will be possible to have some extra time to meet the fundraising requirement.
When will I know if I have a charity place?
All charity place applicants will be notified in early November 2019.
Don't fancy running a marathon? You can still do something incredible and make a difference to people affected by dementia.
Join our cheer team at the Virgin Money London Marathon. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support our runners on the course. We'll kit you out with an Alzheimer's Society t-shirt and provide lots of cheer equipment so you can really make some noise!
With your help we aim to give our runners an amazing event day experience, boost them over the finish line, and set them on their way to raising even more money to change the lives of people affected by dementia. And we can guarantee you'll have a great time!