Run the Virgin Money London Marathon 2018London Marathon

Lace up and join #teamSJA

  • When: 22 April 2018
  • Where: London
  • Distance: 26.2 miles
  • Registration fee: £100 
  • Minimum sponsorship: £1,800

Register now!

Applications are now open for one of the world's best known marathons! Lace up your running shoes and take on the ultimate challenge to help fundraise for St John Ambulance.

The experience of a lifetime

Next year, hundreds of runners will be taking part in the Virgin Money London Marathon to raise funds for St John Ambulance. Register now to take your place for the charity that picks you up, dusts you down and gets you over the finish line - while raising vital life saving funds.

Thanks to fundraisers like you we’re able to put our first aid trainers in schools, equip our volunteers and run our ambulances.

Donors, sponsors, marathon runners - every pound you give us helps save lives.


'Being a football coach for children and a motorcycle racer, St John Ambulance is a charity which is very close to my heart due to the enormous help it gives in the training of race side marshals and coaches helping keep all competitors safe. Many of my close friends and myself could have been seriously injured or killed without the help of St John Ambulance. It is for this reason I loved the opportunity to run for St John ambulance in order to give something back'

- Sam Boyd, runner

How we’ll support youLondon Marathon

We’ll be there to help you meet your fundraising 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 near Westminster on race day with refreshments, a massage and goody bags just a few minutes' walk from the finish line.

Ballot place runner

If you are lucky enough to secure your marathon place through the Virgin Money London Marathon public ballot, we would love to have you join team St John Ambulance.

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

Join our cheer squad

Be part of the St John Ambulance team and help us cheer on our amazing marathon runners! We'd love for you to join us at our dedicated cheer point and give our marathon runners a real boost of encouragement. If you'd like to join us, please email events@sja.org.uk.

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Register now for 2018

Register now for your place in the 2018 London Marathon

Register for the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon

Welcome pack

Download our welcome pack, with training tips and fundraising ideas

London Marathon Welcome Pack

Donation form

Download our donation form

donation form

Other running events

Not quite ready for the full marathon? We have charity places in running events throughout the year. Try the Royal Parks Half Marathon, or Great North Run!

Running trainers and charity fundraising collection tin