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Virgin Money London Marathon

The London Marathon is the UK's landmark race, and the world’s most famous marathon. Each year 35,000 runners take part and thousands of cheering spectators line the iconic course through central London from Blackheath to The Mall: the atmosphere is, quite simply, incredible.

The Salvation Army was really supportive of me throughout the process and I’m really glad I did it!” - Sam Tomlin, Wood Green

Run the greatest marathon in the world and help us to rebuild the lives of those affected by addiction.  

Join our team with one of our charity places

All of our charity places have now been filled, however we would be delighted to receive an application from you to go on our waiting list - please visit our enquiry page and complete our short online form. 

Join us with your own place

If you are lucky enough to have gained a place through the ballot, please join our team – complete this form so that we can send your running vest and fundraising pack out to you as soon as possible!

By running for The Salvation Army you will be joining our mission to inspire individuals to build a new life, free from addiction. 

Gloucester House is our CGC registered treatment centre that has provided residential rehabilitation for people with substance misuse, drug and alcohol issuse since 1961.

At The Salvation Army we passionately believe that no one is beyond hope, however great their problems. So very often, through 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.​

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The Details

  • When: Sunday April 23rd  2017
  • Distance: 26.2 miles
  • Charity Place Commitment: £50 registration fee plus the minimum sponsorship pledge
  • Own Place Commitment: We are grateful for any sponsorship you are able to raise
  • Ski Holiday Reward: We're thrilled that the awesome Snowbizz - the family Ski Holiday Specialists are providing us with a holiday for two (T's and C's) as a reward to our highest fundraiser




As part of 'Team Sally Army' we offer: 

  • Discounted accommodation in London for the night before and/or the night of the race (offered on a first come, first served basis)
  • A FREE breathable Salvation Army running vest with your name on it
  • A fundraising pack containing lots of great fundraising tips and ideas
  • A dedicated London Marathon rep to give you fundraising support
  • Our incredible Cheer Squad support on race day
  • A Salvation Army goody bag and medal 
  • Fantastic team camaraderie

Ski Holiday Reward

We're absolutely thrilled that for a second year running the awesome Snowbizz - the Family Ski Holiday Specialists are providing us with a holiday for two (Ts and Cs apply)! This will be rewarded to our highest fundraiser as appreciation for your fantastic fundraising effort!

By running and fundraising for us, you are teaming up with a real force for good in today's world and you will help us literally transform lives!