Get ahead of the crowd...
the Virgin London Marathon takes place on
Sunday April 13, 2014
To maximise your chances of a place in next year's race, we recommend that you apply for a charity place in advance - just click on the shoe icon to the right - and also that you enter the Public Ballot for VLM14 when it opens on Monday April 29. To do this, go to www.virginlondonmarathon.com as early as possible that day: last year, the limit of 125,000 applicants was reached in around 12 hours, so please mark this date in your diary now and be ready to act fast!
Please note that the information you see here, including pledge levels, relates to VLM13; this will be updated during May, when we will contact you with further details.
How CRunCH works for you
CRunCH teams up people who want to run the Virgin London Marathon with crunch_charities that have guaranteed places to offer.
We also match runners who have their own place (via the Club system or the Public Ballot) with the charity of their choice.
If you have arrived here without a particular cause in mind, you can choose from a wide range of crunch_charities offering around 1,000 guaranteed places to people willing to raise sponsorship funds. If you have been directed here by your favourite charity, you will be taken straight to its application form when you click on the button to the right.
If selected, you will be asked to sign a Pledge Form committing to raise an agreed amount. Since 1997, CRunCH has found places for many thousands of runners who together have raised more than £10 million pounds for good causes.
Most of these runners would otherwise have missed the chance to take part because only one in seven entrants is successful in the Public Ballot.
Applied via CRunCH before? Please note:
If you have used the CRunCH system in the past but are making a new application for 2014, DO NOT sign in above at "ALREADY APPLIED" but start a completely new application by clicking on the shoe icon on the right. You can use the same email address but you MUST choose a new password. Choosing the same password as you used previously will invalidate your entry.