Fundraising through the London Marathon, Great North Run, RideLondon and Tough Mudder act as important income streams for SportsAid. Why not apply for one of our guaranteed places at these challenge events?


SportsAid still has a limited amount of guaranteed places for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2020! You can apply to run for SportsAid by completing our application form.

DATE: Sunday 3 October 2021
TIME: 10am
COST: £100 entry fee and £1,700 fundraising target (excluding Gift Aid)
ADDRESS: London Marathon, Royal Observatory, Greenwich Park, London, SE10 8QY

Please get in touch with Fiona Mackenzie at if you have any queries or to apply for a place.

Our Virgin Money London Marathon package includes:

- Access to a unique SportsAid online tool providing expert training and fundraising advice and support delivered by We Run!

- A free SportsAid running vest

- Access to a team Facebook group connecting you with other SportsAid runners where you can share advice, tips, training stories and fundraising ideas for how to get sponsored

- A designated contact at SportsAid to help with any questions you have along the way and to support you all the way to the finishing line

- A post-race celebratory party close to the finish line where food and drink, a shower and a massage is available

SportsAid also hold places in the below challenge events, for more details and to apply for a place, please contact

Vitality 10,000

  • Sunday 11 July 2021
  • Entry Fee: £20 Fundraising Target: £200
  • Hatfield Park, Hertfordshire

Great North Run

  • Sunday 12 September 2021
  • Entry Fee: £50 Fundraising Target: 350
  • The Great North Run is one of the most iconic half marathons in the world. It is a 13.1 mile course starting in Newcastle upon Tyne and finishing in South Shields.

London To Brighton Cycle

  • Sunday 19 September 2021
  • Entry Fee: £55 Fundraising Target: £150
  • The iconic 55 mile cycle ride starts in London, Clapham Common, and follows quiet country lanes passing through Mitcham, Carshalton, Chipstead, Banstead and Haywards Heath before taking on the challenge that is Ditchling Beacon – a mile long climb to the top of the South Downs where you will be rewarded with amazing views.

VIRTUAL Virgin Money London Marathon - your way!

  • Sunday 3 October 2021
  • Entry Fee: £28 Fundraising Target: Raise what you can!
  • The virtual Virgin Money London Marathon will return this year, giving participants the opportunity to take on the world’s greatest marathon on the course of their choice from 00:00:00 to 23:59:59, wherever they are on the planet. Take on the 26.2 miles within the given time frame on Sunday 23rd October and receive an official medal and finishers t-shirt, as well as a running number to wear on the day.

Royal Parks Half Marathon

  • Sunday 10 October 2021
  • Entry Fee: £30 Fundraising Target: £350
  • The Royal Parks Half Marathon will take place twice in 2021! Take in some of London's best landmarks on closed roads, as well as four of London's eight Royal Parks - Hyde Park, Green Park, St James's Park and Kensington Gardens.

2022 Virgin Money London Marathon

  • Sunday 24 April 2022
  • Entry Fee: £100 Fundraising Target: £1800
  • The London Marathon will return to its April date in 2022 and SportsAid have guaranteed places! SportsAid provide fundraising support, training advice, an online forum to connect with other runners on the team and a free SportsAid running vest. On the day SportsAid provide cheer points on the route and a post-race recovery party complete with hot food, beverages, a shower and a massage!