The Virgin London Marathon is one of the biggest running events in the world. It has been held each spring in London since 1981 and in addition to being one of the top six international marathons is a large, celebratory sporting festival, with over thirty thousand participants.

What could be a more fitting challenge than to run this incredible course through the heart of London, taking in impressive city sights such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and the Docklands, not to mention the energy from the hundreds of thousands of supporters who line the streets of London to cheer you on?

What are you waiting for? Come and join our team and run the London Marathon for The Fire Fighters Charity!

How Do I Get Involved?

The Fire Fighters Charity has a limited number of Charity places available for the 2018 Virgin London Marathon and all applications will be subject to a selection process. To apply, please click on the link below and you will be directed to the application form which needs to be completed, in as much detail as possible, and submitted no later than the 30th June 2017 any applications received after this date will not be considered.

If you are successful, please be advised that the registration fee is £100 with a minimum fundraiser of £1,900 (excluding gift aid). 

Apply to run for the fire fighters charity

If you require a paper version of the application form please contact centralevents@firefighterscharity.org.uk or call 01256 366 566.

Applied for your own place?

If you find out in October that you are one of the lucky ones who have secured your own place for the Virgin London Marathon in the public ballot, please let us know as we would love you to join The Fire Fighters Charity Team to raise money on our behalf.

Fundraising Tips

Stuck for ideas on how to fundraise? Firstly, it’s wise to break your fundraising target down into manageable chunks. Plan local events such as pub quizzes, car boot sales or company cake days and be sure to create your own personal web page on Virgin Money Giving or Just Giving. Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter can also help generate awareness.

Find out more about sponsorship Event terms and conditions of entry

Blog: My London Marathon Story – Graham George

All firefighters want to do is to help people, but sometimes, during times of illness or injury, they need help themselves. This is why I am running the London marathon 2017 for The Fire Fighters Charity.