Virgin Money London Marathon 2016

Running man

  • When: April 2016
  • Where: London
  • Distance: 26.2 miles
  • Registration fee: £100
  • Minimum sponsorship: £1,800



Alternatively, email events@sja.org.uk or call 0207 324 4168 to register your interest in a marathon place with St John Ambulance.

The experience of a lifetime

The Virgin Money London Marathon is quite simply one of the world’s most iconic sporting events. Join over 35,000 runners on a course taking in some of London’s most famous sights. You can be a part of this inspirational event by joining our team for the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon.

Your participation plays a vital role in supporting our charitable work, teaching life-saving skills in schools and communities across the country.

Charity/Golden Bond Place

If you miss out on the London Marathon ballot why not increase your chances of securing a place by applying for one of our Charity/Golden Bond places.

All we ask in return for a place is £100 registration fee, and a pledge to raise £1,800 minimum sponsorship.

How we support you

We’ll be there to help you meet your targets and to make the most out of your marathon experience. Our support package includes:

  • a dedicated marathon coordinator
  • training and fundraising packs
  • a St John Ambulance running vest
  • a monthly e-newsletter and 'weekly tips' emails
  • publicity support and advice from the St John Ambulance PR team
  • cheers of support from the St John Ambulance team at our dedicated cheering point – including our 1,400 volunteers who will be providing first aid on the day
  • an information day in March to prepare you for the race
  • a post-race reception at Carlton house terrace on race day with refreshments, a massage and goody bags just a few minutes' walk from the finish line.

Come and see us at the Virgin London Marathon exhibition at the ExCel centre where you can get more information (April 2016).

Own place runner

If you are lucky enough to be successful in the Virgin Money London Marathon public ballot, we would love to have you join team SJA.

You’ll be able to enjoy the same comprehensive, personal support package that we offer to our Charity/Golden Bond place runners (see above). All we ask in return is that you pledge to raise £250 in sponsorship.

To join Team St John Ambulance as an own place runner, you must have secured a place in the ballot yourself.

Please email the Events team at events@sja.org.uk or call 020 7324 4168 for further information.

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