Distance: 26.2 Miles | Registration Fee: £100 | Fundraising Target: £2,500

Apply now to take part in the biggest marathon in the country, Child Bereavement UK are now taking applications for the 2021 event. Applying for one of our charity places isn’t confirmation that you have received a spot- however one of our fundraising team will get in touch after the ballot is released later in the year.

Why Child Bereavement UK?

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. We aim to ensure the accessibility of high quality child bereavement support and information to all families and professionals by increasing our reach; plugging the gaps that exist in bereavement support and training across the country; and embedding standards in the sector.

When you fundraise for us, you’ll receive:

Whether you are a seasoned runner or a first-timer, Child Bereavement UK will be with you every step of the way. We offer all our runners a support package we are proud of.

We will do all that we can to ensure that your Virgin Money London Marathon experience is one you will never forget.

What to expect when you join our team:

  • a running vest plus iron on letters
  • monthly newsletters with fundraising and training tips
  • fundraising pack
  • two loud and bright cheering teams along the route
  • post-race sports massage
  • post-race party with food and drink for you and family & friends
  • support throughout from an experienced member of our fundraising team
  • Challenges Facebook page so you can meet other runners and feel like a real team

My husband and I both ran the London Marathon for Child Bereavement UK in 2018 and were blown away about how much we raised for this amazing charity in memory of our daughter Imogen. We loved every minute of this fantastic experience and it was an honour to be part of the Child Bereavement UK team, whose support made the day even more special.

- Victoria Sweeney ran the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon and raised over £5,622 for Child Bereavement UK

Please note: due to the ongoing pandemic, there may be changes made to events that are outside of Child Bereavement UK's control. If any changes are made, such as a change in date, we will ensure to inform you as soon as possible.

Want to apply a charity place?

Want the opportunity to partake in the 2021 London Marathon event by registering for one of our charity places? Apply now and register to run for Child Bereavement UK!

Charity Place Form

Got your own place?

Received a place in the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon ballot? We would love for you to join our team this year and support Child Bereavement UK rebuild lives! There’s no minimum sponsorship, all we ask is you raise as much as you can & still receive the same support from our dedicated fundraising team!

Own Place Form

If you have any questions about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact our fundraising team on [email protected]