Raise vital funds for your local NHS charity with the London Marathon.

Take part in the iconic London Marathon, a race like no other and bucket list challenge for many. We would love to have you as part of our 2021 running team!

Apply for a charity place

We have a limited number of charity places for the much sought-after London Marathon. The closing date for applications is 14 March we will be notifying all successful applicants after this date.

Apply for a London Marathon Place

Please read the Above & Beyond challenge event terms and conditions before applying for your place.

Your own place in the ballot

If you are successful in the public ballot, have a deferred entry place, or a place through your running club, we would love to have you on our team.

You will receive all the same support, but there are no sponsorship targets to reach. Any funds you raise will provide vital support to staff and patients at our hospitals.

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Why run for Above & Beyond?

Whether you’re new to the running world or a seasoned runner, we’ll be here to support you and want to make sure your London Marathon experience is one you’ll never forget!

  • A free running vest/t shirt
  • Fundraising resources
  • Training and fundraising advice
  • A dedicated Above & Beyond contact to provide you with support
  • Monthly training tips, fundraiser spotlights, nutrition advice and more


How much does it cost to take part?

If you are offered a confirmed charity place the registration fee is non-refundable and £100 to secure your place.

How much do I need to fundraise?

You will be required to raise a minimum of £2,000 (exclusive of Gift Aid)

What if I don’t hit my target?

If you have your own place, there is no fundraising target.

We ask that you only apply for a charity place if you are confident you can commit to raising the £2,000, as your sponsorship money is extremely important to the hospitals, staff and patients that Above & Beyond supports.

We will be on hand to support you every step of the way and have all the resources you need to host successful virtual or in-person events.

In the unlikely event you are struggling to meet your target by the date of the event, you will need to make up the difference.

Please contact us on [email protected] or 0117 3700 842 with any other queries.