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Man and woman running the marathon for Age UK

Did you apply for a ballot place at the Virgin Money London Marathon 2017?

Find out your next steps whatever your result.

I DIDN'T get a ballot place....

Don't worry, all is not lost. You can still run in the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon with Age UK.

Scroll down and watch our 2016 highlight video to see why people choose to run for Age UK and apply today before our limited spaces fill up.

We have a registration fee of £100 and a fundraising target of £1850.

Download a charity place application form (1MB)

I DID get a ballot place....

Congratulations! You can join the Age UK team and reap all the benefits but with no target to reach - just raise what you can!

Did you know that the Virgin Money London Marathon is the largest fundraising event in the world and in 2016 it raised a world record £59.4 million for charity. Help make 2017 another world record breaking year and fundraise for Age UK.

As a ballot runner you receive all the same benefits as a charity place runner so fill out the form below and get in contact with us at

Download a ballot place application form (1MB)

We had 107 amazing people running for Team Age UK in 2016. You can read some of their inspiring stories or scroll down for the story of the day as told through the tweets, photos and messages of the Age UK volunteers and runners.

Virgin Money London Marathon 2016 highlights video

Why run the London Marathon for Age UK?

Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life

We believe in a world where everyone can love later life and we work every day to achieve this. We help more than 5m people every year providing support, companionship and advice for older people who need it most. Find out more about what we do.

We will support you every step of the way

Being part of Team Age UK means we will support you every step of the way. We will provide you with:

  • A fundraising pack crammed full of tips and ideas
  • Contact with our Age UK marathon coach
  • Team training day
  • A recovery reception after the race - free hot food and massage for runners.
  • Personalised Age UK running vest
  • Support with training and fundraising.

If your place of work is currently working in partnership with Age UK, then please contact your companies charity co-ordinator to find out on how to apply or email

The story of Virgin Money London Marathon 2016

Further information


Our Information guides are short and easy to digest, giving a comprehensive overview of the relevant topic. Factsheets are longer with more detail, and are aimed at professionals.

You can download other guides in our series from publications

For more information: Call Age UK on: 0800 169 8787