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London Marathon

Thank you for your interest in running the 2022 Virgin London Marathon for the Miscarriage Association, to be held on Sunday 2nd October 2022.

The London Marathon is our biggest fundraising event in the year, bringing in over a quarter of our annual funding needs. It makes a huge difference in helping us provide support and information for anyone affected by the loss of a baby in pregnancy, and it also helps to raise awareness of pregnancy loss and how we can help.

Getting a place

There are two main ways of getting a place in the London Marathon – and generally, if you are able to do both, you’ll maximise your chances of taking part in this brilliant event:

Via the ballot

The public ballot for 2022 places will be opening on race day (3rd October 2021) and closing on Friday 8th October, and you can find out more about this on the page link provided.  Please note that the public ballot tends to be massively oversubscribed, meaning that entrants have around a 1 in 20 chance of a place.

If you are fortunate enough to get a place through the ballot, or you have a Good for Age, celebrity or any other place, we’d be delighted to welcome you to join Team M.A..  Please just get in touch with us at fundraising@miscarriageassociation.org.uk and we’ll introduce you to your fellow runners.

Applying for one of our charity places

We are now accepting applications to join our waiting list for the October 2022 London Marathon race, to be held on Sunday 2nd October 2022.

To apply, please visit CRunCH, (Charity Runners Clearing House, who manage our places), read through their information about running for charity and click on the Miscarriage Association link in the charity tab.  Please ensure that you add a note to say that you are interested in the 2022 race.

You’ll see that applying for one of our places means committing to raise a minimum of £1500, so you may want to take some time to think if this is do-able and how you might go about it (we know it’s not always easy). If you’re OK with that, please do complete the application form and note that you found the information on this website.  Please be aware that we will not start assessing the applications until the Autumn of 2021, so it might be some months until you hear from us.

Take a look at some stories from 2019

Nicky (above) enjoyed every moment of her Marathon day.

Kate (right) shares what running the 2019 London Marathon meant for her.

Peter describes his wife Jen‘s 2019 London Marathon journey.

For Dan, the run represented moving on, remembering babies lost but also being thankful.