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Virgin Money London Marathon 2020

The Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the most iconic and popular marathons in the world, an essential experience for all novice and veteran marathon runners. Our applications are now open for the 2020 race!

I have a ballot place

*Please note: Our charity place applications are now closed.*

Get inspired for 2020, see what past #teamICR runners have got up to:

Key Facts

Event Date
26 April 2020
Registration Fee
£50 (once your place is confirmed)
Minimum sponsorship amount
Deadline for applications
Friday 4 October 2019

Got a ballot place?

If you were one of the lucky 45,000 runners to get a ballot place and will be on that iconic start line in April, please join #teamICR and use your place to help us defeat cancer. To let us know you would like to join the team, please click the 'I have a ballot place' button.

I have a ballot place

Be part of our ground-breaking team

As part of #teamICR, you will receive:

  • An ICR or Everyman running vest
  • A fundraising pack with tips on reaching your target
  • Advice on training, nutrition and health
  • ICR branded materials to support your fundraising
  • Support from our dedicated events team throughout your training
  • Lively and enthusiastic encouragement from our cheer squad on the day

Contact us

Get in touch with us on 020 7153 5307 or by emailing [email protected]

We also have a number of ways you can keep in touch with us and the ICR. Join our #teamICR Facebook group to chat to other ICR fundraisers and get tips, advice and see what everyone else is up to, sign up to our e-newletter Search, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram


Twenty-two people ran for the ICR in the 2018 London Marathon, raising money to help our researchers make the discoveries that will defeat cancer. Read some of their stories below.

Marika set to run three marathons in a month for the ICR despite her incurable breast cancer

Avid runner Marika Wiebe-Williams swears cancer will not take her love of running away from her. She takes on three marathons in a month to raise money for the ICR, with her ‘running husband’ William Anderson.

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Caroline trains for the London Marathon to regain her fitness following cancer treatment

Caroline Kingsbury-Margetts has donned her running shoes to raise money for cancer research and regain her fitness following treatment for cervical cancer.

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Joining #teamICR has motivated James through his training for the London Marathon

James Fuller will be running the Virgin Money London Marathon with his team mates in honour of his mother in law who passed away from ovarian cancer last June.

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Jo Tridgell has raised over £50,000 in memory of her husband John

Jo Tridgell has raised over £50,000 in memory of her husband, lost to male breast cancer, with the support of John’s family, friends and colleagues, who embarked on a range of challenges including a fundraising auction, curry night and desert trekking in the UAE, this campaign went on to raise over £50,000.

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Training for the London Marathon helped Gail 'feel' again

After the death of one of her closest friends, Gail Deayton decided to run the London Marathon to help her cope with her grief.

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