Why sign up for the Virgin Money London Marathon with Shelter?
All our charity runners receive the very best support from us, including:
- A Shelter technical t-shirt or running vest (you pick)
- Expert training and fundraising advice from our dedicated Events team
- Race day info sessions
- Team training days
- A hero's welcome at our exclusive post-race reception
- Post-event sports massage
Run the Virgin Money London Marathon with Team ShelterDoes 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.
Whether you’ve just completed your first 10k or you’re a marathon regular, we’ll provide the training support you need to cross that finish line feeling good. From our training guide to top tips on nutrition, we’ve got you covered. And we’ll hold training sessions to help you perfect your running technique ahead of race day.
You’ll also be invited to a Virgin Money London Marathon info evening to talk through the logistics of the race, and we have a stall at the Virgin Money London Marathon Expo to give you last-minute support and information.
A run to remember
Running the Virgin Money London Marathon is an epic achievement, and we want to make sure our runners have the very best experience on race day. There’ll be three Shelter cheer points at key locations on the route, as well as handy spectator guides for your supporters. And we hire professional photographers to capture those special moments — giving you a lasting memento from the day.
We’ll have a team posted by the finish line to help you find your way back to our post-race reception — where you’ll get refreshments, wind down with friends and family, and grab a well-earned sports massage.
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.
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
Already got a ballot place? Join Team Shelter now
If you've already got your place for the London Marathon through the ballot or your athletics club, we want you on our team! You’ll get the support you deserve, and there’s no minimum fundraising amount – we just ask you to raise what you can.
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