Virgin Money London Marathon 2020


The London Marathon is the UK's landmark race, and the world's most famous marathon.

Each year 35,000 runners take part and thousands of cheering spectators line the iconic course through central London from Blackheath to The Mall.

The public ballot entry system for the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon will open in April 2019 and close in May. The ballot is usually open for five days to give everyone who wants to enter the event a fair chance to do so.

Those who enter the ballot will know if they have been sucessful in October 2019.

If you are sucessful in the ballot and would like to run for Freedom from Torture, we would love to have you on board! Email us at to let us know you are interested in being part of the team. 

Freedom from Torture has very limited guaranteed London Marathon entry places, if you are interested in applying for one of these places, please click the link below to open the appication form and submit your details for consideration.

Please note, if you are successful in your Freedom from Torture London Marathon application, we ask you to pay a registration fee of £50 and that you pledge to raise at least £2,500 in aid of Freedom from Torture. Full terms and conditions from Virgin London Marathon organisers can be found here and from Freedom from Torture here.

Thank you to everyone who considers taking on a challenge event in aid of Freedom from Torture!

If the London Marathon might be too much of a challenge for you, we have places in the Vitality 10K  and there is a Marathon Walk around London in September.