Virgin Money London Marathon 2020


Sunday 26 April 2020


Join the Maggie's Running Team in 2020


Thank you to all our amazing runners who took on the London Marathon 2019!

Want to do something amazing? Take on the challenge of a lifetime and join us for the world's most prestigious running event. Run for Maggie's and support people with cancer.

Applications are now open for our London Marathon 2020 charity places. Applications will be open until 30 September 2019 and successful applicants informed between July-October.


Running for Maggie's

Running for Maggie's we will support you every step of the way and help you cross the finish line. Here is some of the support you will receive:

- a high performance running vest

- a visit round your local Maggie's centre

- one of the loudest cheer points on the route cheering you on

- a post race celebration

- a Facebook group with other Maggie's runners

- continued support with your training and fundraising.


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.


Alex's story

Alex was 35 and the father of two very young children when he was diagnosed with a rare cancer usually starting in the appendix and then affecting the abdomen in 2015. He needed a major operation and then spent a frustrating month recovering in hospital. Despite the support of his family and friends, he felt very upset and that’s when he went to Maggie’s.

“It was great to have a cancer support specialist to talk to. She reassured me that it was completely normal to feel upset and after a few visits I felt ready to get on with my life again. The service Maggie’s provides is invaluable.”

Alex ran the London Marathon 2019 to raise funds for Maggie’s as a thank-you for the support he’d received.

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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