London Marathon Terms and Conditions

I confirm that I am medically fit and that I participate in this event at my own risk. Refuge will not be held responsible for injury or illness resulting from my participation.

I understand that it is my responsibility to read any terms and conditions issued by the race organisers and to comply with these.

I understand that Refuge will contact me via phone, email and any other legitimate means in order to communicate relevant event information throughout, the lead up to and post my participation of this event.

I will use my best endeavours to raise as much money as I can for the Refuge. I understand I am being accepted to join #TeamRefuge on the agreement I will be able to raise the minimum donation of £2,000 I will forward all monies donated to Refuge either by cash, cheque, CAF or via a donation webpage (such as or no later than eight weeks after the event.

I understand that to secure my place in the Virgin Money London Marathon I must pay a non-refundable deposit of £100

I will inform Refuge if any of my circumstances change and raising the minimum required sponsorship is no longer possible.

I understand that should I voluntarily withdraw from the event my place in subsequent events is not a guarantee and may be at the discretion of Refuge.

By submitting this application you are expressing your agreement that if by Friday 25 January 2019 you have not raised a minimum of £500 Refuge reserves the right to withdraw your place in this event. Refuge will make repeated efforts to contact you via email, phone and post prior to this, in order to support you in ensuring this does not happen.

I will endeavour to update Refuge in good time should my phone, email, postal or any other contact details change throughout the duration of my fundraising and participation in the event.

I understand that any money I send into Refuge will be treated as a donation and used for the Refuge’s work.

I will contact the Refuge Events Team if I am unable to take part in the event and forward any money raised to Refuge.

I will only use lawful means to fundraise for Refuge and will not bring the charity’s names into disrepute or undertake any of the following: House to house or street collections; Collections on public or private property without the express written permission of the owner or a collector’s licence from the local authority; Incur Refuge in any cost, claim, loss or liability.

I will ensure that I take responsibility for the safe keeping of money raised in Refuge’s name, both during and after the collections, until it is transferred to Refuge and I will: Ensure that if collecting cash, it is counted in the presence of at least one witness and that this amount is written, signed by the witness/es and a payment for this amount is deposited or sent to Refuge.

I will ensure that I send Refuge my completed sponsor forms with details of the names and addresses of any amounts donated or pledged by all sponsors no later than eight weeks after my event. This will allow Refuge to process gift aid on donations.

I will ensure that donations made by cheque are payable to ‘Refuge’ and ensure that these cheques are sent to the Refuge head office no later than 4 weeks after issue.

I will only use sponsorship forms issued by Refuge and not use any other type of sponsorship form (unless otherwise agreed with Refuge).
I will contact Refuge before conducting any raffle, lottery or public event, and comply with any guidance, guidelines or insurance and legal requirements issued by Refuge in connection with this kind of event.

I will not use the Refuge or any associated logo without first obtaining permission from Refuge and will allow Refuge to approve any materials produced whether printed or online before being distributed.

I grant life-time permission to Refuge to use my image in photographs, motion pictures, quotes, or any other record of my participation in my chosen event for any legitimate and promotional purpose. This includes any photos I may send into the charity via post, email or social media.

I will inform Refuge in writing if I do not wish my photos or quotes to be used by emailing

Because of people like you, undertaking events and raising vital funds Refuge can continue to help thousands of women and children live a life free from fear and abuse.

Many thanks for your support and good luck with your application!