Virgin London Marathon

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 Lymphoma Association supporters running the London Marathon 2017
Take part in one of the top 5 marathons in the world to raise money for people affected by lymphoma 

Join Team Lymphoma

Thank you to all our runners who took part in the 2017 London Marathon, to date nearly £65,000 has been raised to help people affected by lymphatic cancer.

Compete with some of the top athletes from around the world along the well-known race route which follows the iconic River Thames. See how you compare to the world records set by Wilson Kipsang in 2014 and Paula Radcliffe in 2003!

Please note all our places are now taken for the 2018 London Marathon.

I’d like to take part

Event date: 22 April 2018
Distance: 26.2 miles
Location: London
Registration fee: n/a
2018 Sponsorship target: £2,000

Fundraising FAQs

How can I take part?

If you have your own place in the marathon, you can raise money for the Lymphoma Association by Joining Team Lymphoma today. For more race details, visit Virgin Money London Marathon.

How will you support me?

We want your fundraising to be as fun and easy as possible and we’re here to help you as much as we can. We can give you unlimited support, encouragement and advice throughout your training and before the challenge. Read more about how we will support your running challenge (PDF).

Where can I collect money?

Online sponsorship sites

Online sponsorship sites such as Virgin Money GivingJustGiving or BT Mydonate are really quick to set up and any donations through your page will come directly to us.

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If you want to collect money offline, email us at and we will send you some sponsorship forms.

Pay your money in

Find out how you can send your money to us

How can I raise money?

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Social media

Facebook and Twitter are great for telling your friends and family about your fundraising challenge. If you’re fundraising online, how about using Facebook to share your fundraising page link, Twitter to update on your training progress or Instragram to capture those challenging early starts and the excitement on the day?

Make sure to be persistent with asking for donations – try posting at different times of the day and just before and after your fundraising event.

Your workplace or school

Your workplace or school are ideal places to raise money. Let your colleagues or classmates know about your fundraising challenge, put up posters of you training and talk about the Lymphoma Association. Cake sales always go down a treat – get baking and make sure to bring a sponsorship form along to work with you.

Your local club or sports centre

Your local club or sports centre are other great places to promote your fundraising event and raise money. Take along a sponsorship form and tell your group about what you’re getting up to.

How do I train for this event?

Running training requires lots of hard work and mental toughness, as well as things like the right kit, but it will be worth all the effort in the end. The better prepared and fitter you are, the more you will get out of your running challenge on the day. Read our top 10 tips on running training (PDF).