Virgin Money London Marathon 2019


Sunday 28 April 2019


Join the Maggie's Running Team in 2019


Are you looking to push yourself to the next level? Take on the challenge of a lifetime and join Team Maggie's for the world's most prestigious running event.


How to join our team at the London Marathon on the 28th April 2019


Apply for a Maggie's charity place

Applications are now closed for our Maggie's charity places.


Were you successful in the 2019 ballot?

Congratulations! We would love for you to run for Maggie's. Please fill in the own place application form so we have your details and which centre you would like to run for.

We will provide you with all the support you need to get across the finish line including a visit to your local Maggie's Centre to see where your fundraising will be going, a fundraising pack, training guides, running vest, cheer points on the day and much more.

You won’t have a fundraising target but all the money you do raise will help those affected by cancer.



Volunteering at the London Marathon

If you would like volunteer at the London Marathon and join our Cheering Team please get in touch at


Get in touch

If you have any further questions about supporting Maggie's at the London Marathon, please contact Maggie's Events Team at or on 0207 386 3502.



Ruth's story


Over the last 15 years Ruth has had breast cancer on three separate occasions and has undergone operations, chemotherapy and radiotherapy each time.

In 2017 Ruth ran the London Marathon for Maggie’s because of the support she received at Maggie's Oxford.

“The last time I had cancer it was the eventual double mastectomy.

After adjusting to my flat chest I decided now was the ideal time to put my new streamlined look to the test and fulfil a long held ambition – and also to prove there is life after cancer - to enter the London Marathon.  

I knew if I was going to run it had to be for a cancer charity. What better charity to run for than my local Maggie’s Centre in Oxford  – their care, their love, their understanding is unparalleled; they are a beacon of hope, of calm when life is scary and uncertain.  

Training was hard especially when it was cold and wet and there were many times when I questioned my ability to complete this challenge.

But I did run and I did cross the finish line and I was so proud of every penny I raised for Maggie's”

How your money helps

Your support means so much to the people affected by cancer who come to our Centres each day. It costs £590,000 a year to keep a Maggie's Centre open, and the money you raise will help your Maggie's Centre continue to provide emotional, practical and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends.

Find out more about how your money makes a difference to Maggie's.

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