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Virgin Money London Marathon

Sunday 4 October 2020


  • Location: London
  • Distance: 26.2 miles
  • Entry fee: £100
  • Fundraising: £2000

The Virgin Money London Marathon is an absolute must for your bucket list. The route takes you on closed roads through London, around the capital's spectacular landmarks and past roaring crowds.

Interested in volunteering at the London Marathon? Come and join us in supporting Team Oxfam at the London Marathon 2020 for a spectacular race day experience!


  • Big cheers from our Oxfam cheerpoints on the day
  • Celebrate with a massage at our post-race party
  • Oxfam running top and letters
  • Fundraising and training advice

Join #TeamOxfam

Applications for charity places in the 2020 London Marathon are now closed, but let us know if you managed to secure a ballot place and would like to be a part of #teamoxfam

Join #TeamOxfam with your own place    


At Oxfam, we recognise that the fundraising target of £2000 can be a challenging pledge so to help you along the way we are delighted to offer the following incentives;

  • If you raise £500 by 02/02/2020, we will provide you official Team Oxfam shoe laces and trainer tags to help you each step of the way!
  • If you raise £1000 by 01/09/2020, we will give you iron on letters to personalise your Team Oxfam running top. Having your name on your top when you run the race means that we can give you a proper shout out and keep you going!

If you're able to meet these targets, these will be ready to pick up from the Virgin Money London Marathon Running Show ahead of the event.

Incentives terms and conditions

Incentives terms and conditions

In order to be eligible to receive any incentives, you must have raised the required amount by the dates stated above. Eligibility for incentives will be based on the fundraising total displayed on your online fundraising page which Oxfam GB will assess based on reports provided by the online platform.

Fundraising achieved outside of this period will not be eligible to receive these incentives. Oxfam GB accept no responsibility for unsuccessful attempts to participate in this promotion for any reason.

Fundraising incentives are subject to availability and non-transferable. Whilst we are unlikely to run out, unfortunately once all available incentives have been distributed, Oxfam GB are not obliged to provide further alternative incentives.

Download terms and conditions for charity place runners (PDF 94KB)

Verina's London Marathon

Verina speaks about running the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon in aid of Oxfam.

Run the London Marathon with Team Oxfam you could help us be there in an emergency or where communities need us most to build or repair water points and organise water committees to oversee them. Each of you could help us provide safe and clean water to 2000 people – It’s easy to forget what a miracle water is with free bottles of water lining the London Marathon route at every mile.
Photo: Water tank Installation in Sindhupalchok/Oxfam

"The London Marathon 2018 was an unforgettable emotional roller coaster with an immense feeling of love... for the city, the supporters and fellow runners. I was so humbled by the crowd and by the people running against all odds. I'd urge anyone thinking of running a marathon to pick London - incredible sights along the way...Greenwich... Cutty Sark... Tower Bridge...Embankment and finally Big Ben and Buckingham palace. Nothing can compare to the feeling of running down the Mall and crossing the finish line, one of the proudest moments of my life."
Bella, 2018 London Marathon runner

Countdown is on!












... until you cross the start line in the Virgin London Marathon!

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