Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

    Sunday 03 Oct 2021

    Sunday 03 Oct 2021


It's your last chance to apply for a charity place!

We still have some charity places available so register your interest today

register interest

Run the London Marathon in 2021 for The Salvation Army!

This world renowned marathon event is fast, flat and not to be missed! Join our team of inspiring fundraisers who are taking on this amazing challenge to raise vital funds in support of our work. 

We still have a few charity places left! Register your interest now.

Have you been successful in the ballot? Run for us with your own place.

Funds raised through your incredible efforts will go towards supporting survivors of modern slavery* 

Modern Slavery is not just a problem in other countries. It exists in our own, local communities here in the UK. It is inconceivable to think that today, woman, men and children are treated as commodities – bought and sold to satisfy the greed and desires of others. 

We passionately believe that no one is beyond hope, however great their problems.  So very often, through our care, support, practical help and the time we freely give, people find the strength to turn their lives around.  Above all, we are a friend to people who have nowhere else to turn, offering love and hope in place of despair.

* Or your funds raised can go towards any Salvation Army project or Salvation Army Corps close to your heart.

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Ballot results released!

If you – or anyone you know – has secured a place, then join #TeamSallyArmy!

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When you run with #TeamSallyArmy, not only will you be helping to transform the lives of vulnerable people, you’ll be part of an incredible group of supporters who will get:

  • A free breathable Salvation Army running vest with your name on it
  • Membership to our exclusive London Marathon closed Facebook group and Strava running club!
  • A dedicated London Marathon rep to give you fundraising support
  • A fundraising pack crammed full of ideas
  • A winter training snood
  • A pre-race Pasta Party
  • Discounted accommodation in London for the night before and/or the night of the race*
  • Support from our enthusiastic Cheer Squad on race day
  • £100 sports vouchers to our top 3 fundraisers**

* Offered on a first come, first served basis and subject to coronavirus restrictions. 

** T&Cs apply. These vouchers will be awarded to the 3 runners who have raised the most funds by the end of day, 31 December 2021.

Drop us a line at or call us on 0207 367 4819 if you have any questions about the event. We’d love to hear from you!

Fundraise at home

See what exciting activities you can do to fundraise from home.

Request your free fundraising pack

Be inspired! Request your free fundraising pack to get you started

Sally Army Virtual Run

Take part in our virtual run and join #TeamSallyArmy to support those most vulnerable in our communities.

How we support survivors

Find out how we support survivors of Modern slavery through our Government contract and a wide range of specialist services.