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2020 Virgin Money London Marathon

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.

Please note that the 2020 Virgin London Marathon will not go ahead in its usual format.  

FAQs for Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 4 October.  

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

Key Facts

Event Date
4 October 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.

Inspirational young woman smashes target of raising £21K for the ICR before 21st birthday

A determined young woman from Southend-on-Sea has smashed her goal of raising £21,000 for cancer research before her 21st birthday this week.

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Abbie’s Army join #teamICR for the London Marathon

This year, a team of three runners will be taking on the London Marathon for Abbie’s Army to raise money for childhood brain tumour research at The Institute of Cancer Research.

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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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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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