Virgin Money London Marathon 2020
Now taking place in October 2020.
4 October 2020
We have received confirmation from the London Marathon event organiser that the event has been postponed until Sunday 4 October.
We are incredibly grateful for all the efforts of our Team Sparks runners who are training hard and raising amazing sums of money to fund child health research.
We will be in touch with all our participants to provide advice and guidance on next steps now that a new date has been confirmed.
You can read the full statement from the London Marathon on their website.
Applications now closed
Thank you for your interest in joining Team Sparks at the Virgin Money London Marathon 2020.
Due to a high demand for our Virgin Money London Marathon places, our application system has now closed. This year we have received more than 350 applications for our 76 places - that's four applications for every one charity place we have to offer.
We can't guarantee that everyone who applies will be able to secure a place. We will, however, do our best to offer everyone who applies a place in an alternative event.
If you have already completed an application, please note that we are currently reviewing them all and will be in touch soon to update you on the status of your application. Thank you for your patience.
Already got a ballot place? Make your run count
If you’re lucky enough to have your own place in the Virgin Money London Marathon, we’d love to have you on board! There’s no minimum sponsorship target – we just ask you to raise what you can. Every penny counts. Your support could help change.
Email the Challenge Team or call 0203 841 3164 to use your place to join Team Sparks.
Team Sparks Perks
Whether you’re running for Team Sparks on a charity or ballot place, you will receive:
• A complimentary professional Sparks running vest
• Access to our running training hub full of expertise to prepare you for your run
• Training and information days so you can meet your fellow Team Sparks members and hear from some running pros
• A post-race reception just off The Mall with refreshments, complimentary massage and amazing views of London
• Unlimited support from our dedicated challenge events team
We’ll support your training and fundraising goals, and you’ll be inspired to make every mile count for children with rare or complex conditions.