Why sign up for the Virgin London Marathon with Shelter?
All our charity runners receive the very best support from us, including:
- a professional Shelter running vest
- one-to-one personal trainer support
- expert fundraising and training advice
- race day info sessions
- a hero's welcome at our exclusive post-race reception
- post-race sports massage.
Run the London Marathon with Team Shelter
Does the London Marathon really need an introduction? The world’s most iconic marathon, the 26.2-mile course winds its way from picturesque Greenwich Park into the heart of central London and the huge crowds lining The Mall.
Shelter has three cheer points along the route, complete with choirs, bands, and hordes of supporters all there to make it a day to remember. We also provide a detailed guide for your spectators to enjoy the day, so they can beat the crowds and catch you at several points along the route.
Whether you’ve completed a 10k or you’re a marathon regular, we’ll provide all the training support you need to cross that finish line feeling good. From our comprehensive training guide to top tips on nutrition, we’ve got it covered.
You’ll be invited to attend a London Marathon info evening to talk through the logistics of the race, and we have a stall at the Expo to give you last-minute support and information.
Why do this charity run for Shelter?
As well as ticking an iconic run off your bucket list, you’ll help Team Shelter raise over £450,000!
No one should fight bad housing or homelessness alone. That’s why we offer free, expert advice to anyone (no matter what their situation) 365 days a year. But sadly more people need our help than ever before and our services are being stretched to breaking point. Every 10 minutes a family in Britain loses their home. With your help, we can be there for more of the people who desperately need our support.
Join Team Shelter in our 50th year
Since 1966, we’ve been a powerful voice for people facing bad housing and homelessness. With the help of our amazing supporters, we’ve changed laws and supported thousands of people at the sharp edge of the housing crisis. We’ll continue to strive relentlessly to give people the help they need and to campaign for change.
We will not rest until we all have a place to call home – we really hope you’ll join us.
The organisation, communication and dedication to each runner was superb. The encouragement and support on offer were second to none. The post-race reception was absolutely outstanding and a real boost after crossing the line. It was an absolute privilege to run for such a great charity.
Team Shelter runner, Virgin Money London Marathon
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