Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

One of the most popular marathons in the world, the Virgin Money London Marathon is an amazing event. With 40,000 runners taking part every year and thousands of people lining the streets cheering you on, it is a truly spectacular run to be a part of.

For 2021, we want you to be a part of it with Team Christie! 

By joining our team of fantastic fundraisers, you will help ensure The Christie continues to provide world class cancer care, and remains at the forefront of pioneering cancer research. 

Want a place? 

You can now apply for one of our free places for the London Marathon 2021, due to take place on Sunday 3 October 2021. 

Our charity places are free and in return, we ask you to pledge to raise a minimum of £2,000 in sponsorship. If you would like to apply for one of our charity places, please fill out our London Marathon 2021 dedicated charity place form below.

These places are highly sought after, so please try to sell yourself in your application. You can go into detail of why you're passionate about supporting us at the London Marathon in the form field 'Do you have a particular reason for supporting The Christie at this event?'

For example, tell us what previous running and fundraising experience do you have. Do you have a personal connection to The Christie? What is your fundraising target, and what are your plans to ensure you hit them? This is your chance to guarantee entry in this iconic event. 

We will be in touch after the public ballot results are announced to tell you if you are successful or not in your application.

Do you have your own place?

If you're one of the lucky few to secure your own race place, we’d love you to join Team Christie! There is no minimum sponsorship – we are truly grateful of any donations.

You will still get all the great Team Christie benefits including: 

  • Free Team Christie running vest and sponsorship pack
  • Regular fundraising and training support
  • On the day support including access to our post-race celebrations 

You can request your sponsorship pack today.

If you’d like to speak to one of our events team, please contact us on 0161 446 3400 or at

Key Info


Sunday 3 October 2021




Minimum sponsorship applies with Christie places