Virgin Money London Marathon

Join our team for the Virgin Money London Marathon, raise vital funds for the 370,000 children we help and challenge yourself to the most iconic marathon in the world!

From signing up for your place to completing the world’s most famous run and celebrating at our post-race party, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Sign up for 2018 now!

Why run with Action for Children?


Register for 2018

A huge well done to all our 2017 runners! Our amazing team raised over £94,000 this year!

Does the London Marathon inspire you?

Apply for your place today


Have your own place? Join our team today!

I have my own place

Sian square

“I get to see first-hand how we improve and change children’s, young people’s and all of their families’ lives. I feel very blessed to be a part of such a fantastic charity. Now to be able to fundraise as well is a real bonus on top”

Sian, Employee and Marathon Runner, 2017.


To read more of Sian's story, click here.

Supporting you all the way

Regardless of whether you’re entering the ballot, applying for one of our Golden Bond places, or doing both, here’s what you’ll get if you join our team:

  • A post-race party for you and your supporters, where you’ll have a hot shower, a professional massage, and a hot meal.
  • A venue your supporters can visit throughout the day for toilet breaks and food.
  • An Action for Children running vest, with iron-on letters.
  • Cheering points for your supporters within easy reach of our post-race reception and the finish-line.
  • Advice and support from a dedicated local fundraiser, with a fundraising pack to get you started.
  • Regular e-newsletters, with important information and training tips from the experts.


If you've got any questions, the team is here to help. You can contact us by calling 0300 123 2112 or emailing [email protected]

Alternatively, check out the official Virgin Money London Marathon website.