The Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the best mass participation marathons and takes place around the streets of London.
As this race is one of the six World Marathon Majors, securing a place can often be a challenge.
Join our team at the London Marathon and experience the incredible atmosphere as you run past iconic sights of the capital including Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace We offer our runners a CHSW running vest to wear during your training and on the day. We will also send you a fundraising pack full of top tips and ideas to help your fundraising journey, as well as one to one support from your local community fundraiser.
On the day we will be there at our legendary CHSW cheer point on Tower Bridg, between miles 12 and 13, to offer you cheers of support along the way!
Gold Bond applications
The application deadline for Gold Bond places has now closed. You can still run for us though if you secure a ballot place in the London Marathon 2019, just sign up below and select 'own place' ticket.
Start your fundraising today!
Join our team of amazing fundraisers by taking part in the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday 28 April.
Our fundraising teams are here to support you every step of the way, and make fundraising as easy and fun as possible. We have fundraising ideas for every occasion, how-to guides and great branded materials for you to download.
Sam from Weston-Super-Mare is taking part in his first ever marathon. People ask me if I need any inspiration or motivation to run and raise money for CHSW? My answer is, I don't. What the charity does is simply unbelievable.
Why run for us
Run for Children’s Hospice South West and you’ll get lots in return!
We'll support you every step of the way. You'll receive:
- A Children's Hospice South West T-shirt
- Fundraising pack and media support
- Training tips and advice through our quarterly Run Club eNews
The 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon will take place on Sunday 28 April 2019.
2019 Start times
- 09:05 – Elite Wheelchair Races
- 09:15 – World Para Athletics Marathon Championships Ambulant Athletes
- 09:25 – The Elite Women's Race
- 10:10 – The Elite Men's Race, British Athletics & England Athletics Marathon Championships and Mass Race
A link to the Final Instructions for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon will be emailed to all runners once they have completed the pre-registration process. The Final Instructions contain all the information runners need to have an enjoyable race day.