London Marathon

tbc 2021

Fundraise for Royal Voluntary Service at the London Marathon
Join Team Royal Voluntary Service in 2020 as we take on the Virgin Money London Marathon.

Fancy running in the world’s greatest marathon and raising money for Royal Voluntary Service at the same time? Join Team Royal Voluntary Service and the 38,000 other runners on this legendary course through the city of London! Take on the running event of the year!

Date: tbc 2021
Location: London
Registration fee: £50
Minimum fundraising: £2,000
  Register your interest  

To apply for one of our limited charity places, please register your interest by completing our application form. We ask that you pay a £50 registration fee and commit to raise £2,000 for Royal Voluntary Service. You won't have to pay this registration fee until we confirm that you have been successful in gaining a place.

Places will be awarded following the ballot announcement in early October.

Why run for Royal Voluntary Service?

By running for us, you will help Royal Voluntary Service in giving even more support to people who need it in hospitals and communities right across the UK. We rely on the tireless support of fundraisers like you to help raise the funds we need every day so our volunteers can keep on reaching out with friendship, coordinating local social events and giving practical support to older people all over the country.

We’ll support you all the way

What you can expect:
  • A welcome pack full of fundraising materials and tips.
  • Royal Voluntary Service running vest.
  • Regular emails and communication about your event and fundraising in the lead up to race day.
  • Dedicated support from our experienced fundraising team.

Already have a place in the London Marathon?

If you have a place in the London Marathon and would like to raise funds for Royal Voluntary Service, please be sure to let us know you're planning on running!

"I found the marathon very hard going both physically and mentally, but I kept going and completed it. I felt totally elated when I crossed the finish line in my Royal Voluntary Service vest and got my medal."

Liz Rees, Royal Voluntary Service fundraiser

Looking for a place in London Marathon 2020?

Join Team Royal Voluntary Service at this event. Find out more today on 0800 731 9197 or email

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Make 2020 a year to remember

From runs, cycles, swims, sky dives or walks. You will help us in giving even more support to people who need it. Take on a challenge in aid of Royal Voluntary Service.

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