London Marathon

London Marathon

Registration fee: £50 Minimum Sponsorship: £2,200 (N/A own-place runners)
26th April 2020 London

The Virgin Money London Marathon needs no introduction. As the most iconic marathon in the world, it attracts runners of all abilities who love the course around London’s most famous streets, as well as the incredible atmosphere.


The London Marathon is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Each charity runner is expected to raise £2,200 for the charity and run 26.2 miles, which is no easy task! This is months of fundraising, organising events, bag packs, raffles and bake sales. Months of running in the dark, rain, snow and mud. Months of blisters, black toe nails and niggling injuries.

If you are able to raise this, as well as commit to an intense training plan with months running in the dark, rain, snow and mud, months of blisters, black toe nails and aches and pains, apply for one of our London Marathon charity places now.

Why run the London Marathon for Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation?

We are the only lung cancer charity in the UK dedicated to helping everyone affected by lung cancer.

Lung cancer is a disease that, despite what many may think, can affect anyone.

It is the UK’s biggest cancer killer, with over 36,000 dying from lung cancer every year. It kills more people than breast, prostate and pancreatic cancer combined, and more women than breast and ovarian cancer combined.

It is our mission to ensure everyone diagnosed with lung cancer can live well with the disease for as long as possible.

Apply for a London Marathon charity place

To apply for one of our charity places, please read the application pack and fundraising agreement before completing the application form. Please make sure you read both documents carefully as these will give you further information about key dates and what we will be looking for in your application form.

Got your own place?

We would love to have you as part of our London Marathon team. There’s no minimum sponsorship, just raise as much as you can. Simply click the link below, use your ballot place and register as a Roy’s Runner

Perks of being a Roy’s Runner

  • Your own personalised Roy’s Runners technical vest
  • Branded running buff
  • A free massage and refreshments at the end of your race
  • Access to our “I am a Roy’s Runner” Facebook group
  • Access to our Roy’s Runner London Marathon WhatsApp group
  • Support and training advice to help you prepare for race day
  • Roy’s Roarers cheering point for you and your supporters on race day
  • A welcome pack with all you need to know about fundraising

Our sporting events team will be there every step of the way with fundraising tips, suggestions, and regular calls to help you reach your fundraising target and have the best running experience.