Virgin Money London Marathon

The 2019 Virgin London Marathon will take place on Sunday 28th April 2019.

We have 5 Gold Bond Charity places available for runners who may not have been successful in the ballot and who would like to raise much needed funds for bccs.

To apply for one of our places, you will need to complete an application form which will be subject to a selection process. Please download here and return it to us as soon as possible by email or by post to:

'bccs', Childcare House, Little Wheatley Chase, Rayleigh, SS6 9EH

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 16th November and you will be notified by Friday 28th November.

If successful, we will ask you to pay a non-refundable registration fee of £100 and raise a minimum of £1600 in sponsorship (before Gift Aid).

If your application is not immediately successful, we will put your name on our reserve list in case one of our places becomes available at a later stage.

Do you already have a place?

If you are lucky enough to have secured a place through the race organisers’ ballot, we’d love you to join 'Team bccs'. We only have a limited amount of guaranteed places available, so we really appreciate any sponsorship money raised by people who have already secured their own places.

For further information, please email Libby or call us on 01268 784544.

Our previous Marathon runners are our best ambassadors - here's what they have to say about being part of the event for 'bccs':


The London Marathon was one of the best days of my life; 26.2 miles of deafening support from the crowd as you pass Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge and at last, Buckingham Palace, is something I’ll never forget.

It was an honour to do my bit for a charity like 'bccs' and help them continue to provide such amazing support to a large number of children in the local community.

Trust me, being part of the amazing atmosphere on the streets of London for that day makes all those training runs in the cold worthwhile.

I would strongly urge anyone even considering running the London Marathon to go for it. Just make sure you’ve got yourself some comfortable trainers and your name on your bright yellow 'bccs' vest for the big day; the crowd will do the rest of the work for you!