Virgin Money London Marathon 2019

Have you got what it takes to tackle 26.2 miles?

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LM2019 Key Event Info

About Meningitis Now's charity places

Our charity places are limited. Each year we receive many more applications than places available owing to the huge interest in the London Marathon. 

The application process for Meningitis Now's charity places is now open. 

Places are awarded based on the strength of applications, so we ask applicants to consider and explain in detail the motivation to run for Meningitis Now and plans to reach the £2,000 fundraising target. 

If you would like more information about the event before you apply please register your interest and a member of the team will get back to you. 

London Marathon 2019 Apply Now

Being a part of Team Meningitis Now as a charity place runner or ballot place runner means that you will receive:

  • Your own personalised technical running top
  • A huge welcome at our post-race reception; drinks, snacks, a shower and sports massage all await you near the finish line (friends and family are also welcome)
  • Training and fundraising support and materials
  • A dedicated Events Fundraiser to help you every step of the way

Ballot entry for 2019

The Virgin Money London Marathon operates a public ballot entry system, which is usually open for a few days in May. Please keep an eye on their website for more information. Ballot results are announced in October, where people hear if they have been successful. If you are one of the lucky few to secure your own place, we would love for you to run for Meningitis Now. Unlike our charity place runners, we won’t ask you to make a fundraising pledge, but we will offer the same fundraising support. For more information on how you can support us please contact us at 

Do you have any questions?

Contact the Events team at or call us on 01453 768 000.