London Marathon 2020

Join Team Legend 

London Marathon Events have sadly announced the cancellation of the 2020 Virgin London Marathon in it's usual format. 

If you've been lucky enough to get a ballot place in the London Marathon - congratulations! We'd love to have you join our team to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust

The better prepared you are for race day, the more you'll enjoy this incredible experience!

How does it work?

London Marathon Events have announced the cancellation of the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon in it's usual format. 

You'll have received a notification from London Marathon confirming this and explaining the next steps. We'll also be in touch on the week commencing Monday 10 August. If you have any questions, please do contact us via

I've got a ballot place

If you’ve been lucky enough to get a ballot place in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2020 – congratulations! We’d love to have you join our team to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust.

Charity places

Our charity places for 2020 are now closed. If you would like to register your interest for 2021 please get in touch with us. We ask everyone to fill in our application form. We will then review your application form and let you know whether or not your application has been successful.

  • Fundraising target - £2,000
  • Registration fee - £50

A legendary experience

Find out what we offer the legends who choose to run for Teenage Cancer Trust. We'd love to have you join #TeamLegend

  1. As soon as you sign up we'll send you a personalised Teeenage Cancer Trust technical running top (you choose vest or t-shirt) so you look the part during your training and on marathon day itself!

  2. You'll have a team of fundraising experts on hand to help make your fundraising a breeze! We've got everything you need to help you hit your target, from helpful how-to guides to amazing branded materials that will make you look like a fundraising pro!

  3. Our top training partners RunningWithUs will make sure you have the best training plan for your ability, will give you advice for every stage of your training and you'll even be invited to a special team training day!

  4. On marathon day you'll be made to feel like the legend you are. From being papped in the team photo at the start, to being cheered like a superstart by our many squads around the course. You are then invited to join us for a post-race party minutes from the finish where you can enjoy a well deserved leg massage and refreshments!

  5. The team spirit and camaraderie you'll feel as part of #TeamLegend will be unforgettable. Our Legends always look out for each other as they strive towards the incredible goal of completing the London Marathon to improve the lives of young people with cancer.

London MarathonFAQs

Checkout frequently asked questions about the rearranged Virgin Money London Marathon 2020 Read the FAQs ›

What is it like runningthe London Marathon

Join #TeamLegend for an unforgettable journey. We'll support you at every step, and you'll be part of the team of legends who will get us closer to our goal of supporting every young person with cancer in the UK. Find out more ›

London Marathon route

Download the London Marathon route as a PDF. Check it out ›


Team Legend will take to the streets in October 2020 for the London Marathon... and you could be there, cheering them around the course and motivating them to a legendary finish!

We'll add volunteering information to our current volunteering opportunities page.


We know it can be difficult to fit in fundraising around training and busy schedules, but whether you're aiming to raise £2,000 or £20,000 we've got loads of ideas to help you reach your target!

About us

We create world class cancer services for young people in the UK, providing life-changing care and support so young people don't have to face cancer alone.

Every day, seven young people aged 13-24 hear the words "you have cancer". They will each need specialised nursing care and support to get them through the toughest times they may have faced.

We're the only UK charity dedicated to meeting this vital need. So you know we're the real deal, this is our registered charity details: 1062559 (England & Wales), SC039757 (Scotland).

Join us and be a legend

Team Legend Runner

"Running past the Teenage Cancer Trust cheerers made me realise why I was running. It made me realise that I am doing this for the young people who can't be there, who can't run themselves, I'm doing it for them and it just got me over the finish line."

Benjamin is a legend

Benjamin was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma when he was 15. He explains how his experience motivated him to run the London Marathon for us.Read his story ›

Eilish is a legend

Eilish talks about her difficulties going back to 'normal' following Nodular Lymphocyte Predominant Hodgkin Lymphoma. She was inspired to run for Teenage Cancer Trust to try and turn a negative experience into a positive one. Read her story ›

Kyle is a legend

Kyle ran the London Marathon in memory of his son, Reece, who sadly passed away from Rhabdomyosarcoma. Reece was treated on a Teenage Cancer Trust unit and wanted to give back, but was never able to, so his dad was running for him.Read his story ›