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Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

Use your Own Place

The Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the great British sporting events, combining elite athletes, mass participation runners and record-breaking fundraising in one race. The course is a gruelling 26 miles, 385 yards long, passing through the streets of London from Blackheath to the iconic finish line in The Mall.

If you have secured your own place through the ballot process, we would love you to use it to join our team, raising vital funds for our wounded veterans and their families.

All you need to do is:

1. Click 'Use Your Own Place' to let us know you will be fundraising for Help for Heroes

2. Set up your JustGiving page to get started.

Charity Places

Applications for charity places are now closed. 

To apply for a charity place:

  1. Click ‘Register now’ to fill in the application form

  2. We will contact you between 12 - 16 April 2021 to let you know if you have been successful

  3. Once your place is confirmed, your registration fee of £20 will be requested

  4. Set up your JustGiving page to get started with your fundraising!

*Terms and conditions apply. To view the full terms and conditions, please click here.

As part of the Help for Heroes team you will receive:

  • A free Help for Heroes running vest to wear with pride while training and on race day

  • Fundraising and training advice 

  • Support from our dedicated team from the moment you join us through to the finish line, and beyond

Frequently Asked Questions


We have limited charity places for the Virgin Money London Marathon and will be taking applications until Wednesday 31 March 2021. We will be operating a reserve list in the event of places selling out. Click 'Register Now' to get started with your application, ensuring you have read the Terms & Conditions for entry.

Alternatively, if you have secured your own place through the ballot process and would like to fundraise for Help for Heroes, click the 'Use Your Own Place' button to let us know you are fundraising for us. We then recommend setting up a JustGiving page, as this is the easiest way to get started with your fundraising. 


Your fundraising will help support wounded veterans and their families by providing physical, psychological, financial and welfare support for as long as they need it.

We rely on the support of people like you for 97% of our income, and with most of our fundraising activities and events cancelled, your support at this time means more to us than ever.


The health and the safety of all our supporters is really important to us. Please keep safe and follow the Government Guidelines including any local lockdown requirements when training or doing any fundraising on behalf of Help for Heroes. For full guidelines please check the Institute of Fundraising website to ensure you are familiar with what is required of you, the fundraiser, during the Covid-19 pandemic. You may also wish to check the latest regional guidance for EnglandScotlandWales and Northern Ireland.

Support and Contact

The Events Team is on hand to answer all your questions from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. Whether you’re after event specifics, training tips or fundraising advice, we’d love to hear from you.

Phone: 0300 303 9888