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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 Virgin Money London Marathon with Team Sally Army in 2018 

To find out how to get run with #TeamSallyArmy with a guaranteed place, click here.

Join #TeamSallyArmy with your own place

The London marathon ballot is now closed and places will be announced in October! If you're lucky enough to get a spot we would love for you to run with us and help break the cycle of homelessness. Our team will be supporting you every step of the way and make sure you have an incredible marathon experience. Join #TeamSallyArmy by filling out this short form



Why we need your support

A different Salvation Army project is chosen every year to receive funds raised by our marathon runners and our 2018 beneficiary project will be homelessness services.

Homelessness is a reality of our society. From street homelessness to those battling addiction, the services we offer put the person and their needs at the centre of their support - enabling people to take control of their life circumstances.

By running for The Salvation Army you will be joining our mission to support individuals to build a new life. Do something amazing, run the greatest marathon in the world and help us to rebuild the lives of those experiencing homelessness.  

The Details

  • When: April 22nd 2018
  • 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!