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Run the Virgin Money London Marathon 2017

Lace up and join #teamSJAMark, marathon runner for St John Ambulance

  • When: 23 April 2017
  • Where: London
  • Distance: 26.2 miles
  • Registration fee: Was £100, now £50 
  • Minimum sponsorship: £1,800

*link will open a registration page on Active Network

Alternatively, email or call 0207 324 4168 to register your interest in a charity place with St John Ambulance.

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. Register now to take your place 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.

To register your interest in a charity place with St John Ambulance for the 2017 marathon, email or call 0207 324 4168.

Apply for a charity or Golden Bond place in the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon

Apply today for a charity place in the marathon to run for St John Ambulance. All we ask in return for a place is £100 registration fee, and a pledge to raise £1,800 minimum sponsorship.

Alternatively, email or call 0207 324 4168.

'St John Ambulance were fantastic in the support I received leading up to my Marathon 2016 venture, the race itself was like having a tour around London! I was floating with adrenalin with the crowds cheering me on and was especially overwhelmed when St John Ambulance volunteers dotted around the course were instrumental in giving me a boost to help me through the last few miles. A unbelievable experience! Would I do it again? I have already applied for Marathon 2017!' - Harry Papanastasiou, 2016 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
  • • training and fundraising packs
  • • a St John Ambulance running vest
  • • a monthly e-newsletter and 'weekly tips' emails
  • • publicity support and advice from the St John Ambulance PR team
  • • cheers of support from the St John Ambulance team at our dedicated cheering point – including our 1,400 volunteers who will be providing first aid on the day
  • • an information day in March to prepare you for the race
  • • a post-race reception near Westminster on race day with refreshments, a massage and goody bags just a few minutes' walk from the finish line.

Ballot place runner

If you are lucky enough to secure your marathon place through the Virgin Money London Marathon public ballot, we would love to have you join team St John Ambulance.

You’ll be able to enjoy the same comprehensive, personal support package that we offer to our Charity/Golden Bond place runners. All we ask in return is that you pledge to raise £250 in sponsorship.

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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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