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Run the Virgin Money London Marathon 2020

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  • When: 26 April 2020
  • Where: London
  • Distance: 26.2 miles
  • Registration fee: £100 
  • Minimum sponsorship: £1,900

Join #TeamSJA

The experience of a lifetime

Next year, hundreds of runners will be taking part in the Virgin Money London Marathon to raise funds for St John Ambulance. 

Run for the charity that picks you up, dusts you down and gets you over the finish line - while raising vital life saving funds. Thanks to fundraisers like you we’re able to put our first aid trainers in schools, equip our volunteers and run our ambulances.

Donors, sponsors, marathon runners - every pound you give us helps save lives.

Charity place runners

Our charity places have now been filled.



*link will open a registration page on Active Network.

Ballot place runners

If you were lucky enough to secure a place in the race through the London Marathon ballot, we'd love you to join #TeamSJA. You'll get the same support as our charity place runners, and in return we ask you to fundraise for our charity.



*link will open a registration page on Active Network.

'Being a football coach for children and a motorcycle racer, St John Ambulance is a charity which is very close to my heart due to the enormous help it gives in the training of race side marshals and coaches helping keep all competitors safe. Many of my close friends and myself could have been seriously injured or killed without the help of St John Ambulance. It is for this reason I loved the opportunity to run for St John ambulance in order to give something back'

- Sam Boyd, runner

How we’ll support you

We’ll be there to help you meet your fundraising targets and to make the most out of your marathon experience. Our support package includes:

  • • a dedicated marathon coordinator.
  • • fundraising pack with specially selected materials to get you started.
  • • a St John Ambulance running vest.
  • • training and nutrition advice and support from RunningWithUs (training guides available for all levels and your questions answered anytime).
  • • a monthly e-newsletter with key dates and information.
  • • cheers of support from the St John Ambulance team at our dedicated cheering point – including over a thousand of our volunteers who will be providing first aid on the day.
  • • a bespoke information day led by running coach experts RunningWithUs.
  • • a post-race reception just a few minutes’ walk from the finish line on race day, offering refreshments, massage and goody bags.


Join our cheer squadLondon Marathon

Be part of the St John Ambulance team and help us cheer on our amazing marathon runners. We'd love for you to join us at our dedicated cheer point and give our marathon runners a real boost of encouragement.

As part of our cheer squad on the day, you'll get your own St John Ambulance T-shirt and plenty of noise makers to help get our runners over the finish line! If you would like to join our cheer squad, please email

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Register for our waiting list

Register for our waiting list for the 2020 London Marathon.

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Where does your money go?

Find out how the money you raise helps save lives

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Get your free fundraising pack

Full of great tips to help get you to your fundraising finish line

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Other running events

Not quite ready for the full marathon? We have charity places in running events throughout the year. Try the Royal Parks Half Marathon, or Great North Run!

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