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Virgin Money London Marathon

The London Marathon is the world’s most famous marathon and welcomes 40,000 runners to the streets of London every year. Enjoy the breathtaking views of our historical capital city while making your way around the 26.2 mile course. Join a multitude of runners from first timer’s to elite athletes and absorb the heartwarming support from the crowds that gather to cheer you along your way. An experience not to be missed!

Apply for a 2019 place


Distance: 26.2 miles
Sponsorship pledge: £2,000
Registration fee: £100 (non-refundable) 

  I would definitely run for Refuge again.  Since meeting the team and finding out first hand what Refuge does for women and children – it pulled my heart strings – a very worthy cause.  
Refuge London marathon runner

What you’ll get from Refuge:
  • A free Refuge running vest
  • A fundraising pack packed with ideas and tips on how to raise money and smash your target
  • On the day post-race reception to celebrate with your follow team mates, with a free massage and refreshments
  • A Refuge cheer squad along the route to give you that extra boost!
  •  One-on-one support from the Refuge events team.


Apply to join #TeamRefuge in 2019!

Applications to join #TeamRefuge in the 2019 Virgin London Marathon are now open! To register your interest, please fill in the form below and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly.

  • If you are invited to join #TeamRefuge, we will be in touch from time to time about the London Marathon. In addition, we would like to send you occasional updates about Refuge's work and other ways you can get involved. Please let us know how you would like to be contacted. By opting in to receive Refuge updates, you agree to the terms of our Privacy Policy.
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If you have your own place in the marathon and would like to run for Refuge or for further information please contact the events team.