We’re delighted that Plan UK now has places available for the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon. This world famous marathon is up there as one of the leading sporting events and is the world’s largest fundraising event. So if you’d like to be a part of this exciting event and be considered for one of our places then apply today!
Golden Bond place - what you need to know about running the 2014 London Marathon for Plan UK:
When is the London Marathon? Sunday 13th April 2014
Is there a deposit for the place? Yes, we ask runners to contribute £100 to secure their place and cover some of the cost. If you don’t get a place we won’t bank your deposit or debit your card.
Is there a minimum sponsorship requirement per runner? Yes, we ask all our charity place runners to commit to raising £1,900 in sponsorship; this is about average for most charities.
Why does Plan need my support? The money you raise will help our work with children in the world’s poorest countries to help them build a better future. With your support children, families and entire communities have the power to move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity.
What will I get for my commitment and effort?
- Guaranteed entry through the London Marathon 2014 Golden Bond system
- Fundraising support and advice to help you reach your target
- Training and nutrition advice
- A Plan UK running t-shirt or vest
- A Plan UK goodie bag at the end of the race
How do I apply?
You'll need to carefully read our terms and conditions and complete our online application form.
The closing date for submitting applications is midnight on Sunday 17 November 2013 and we'll let you know within seven days about the success of your application.
Results of the 2014 online ballot are announced in October 2013. If you are lucky enough to secure your own place in the Virgin Money London Marathon through the ballot we’d love you to choose to run for Plan UK.
If you're successful, and you choose to use your ballot place to run for Plan UK, there’s no minimum sponsorship commitment; we just encourage you to try and raise as much as you can to help improve the lives of some of the world’s poorest children.
You'll also get the same support as our Golden Bond place runners, in the lead up to the event and on the day.
If you have any other questions or to request an application pack by post please email or call Kevin Machin on 0203 217 0217.