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London Marathon

Join our London Marathon team.

Thank you for your interest in running the 2020 Virgin London Marathon for the Miscarriage Association, to be held on Sunday 26 April 2020.

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 2020 places closed on May 3 and was massively oversubscribed, meaning that entrants have around a 1 in 20 chance of a place. If you applied this way, you’ll find out if you were successful or not in October, so you might also want to apply for one of our charity places as a back-up plan.

Apply for one of our charity places

Our charity places are all managed by a small company called CRunCH (Charity Runners Clearing House). If you’d like a chance of joining our 2020 team, please visit CRunCH, read through their information about running for charity and click on the Miscarriage Association link in the charity tab.

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.

As with the main ballot, our charity places are also over-subscribed,but things can and do change, so do apply if you’d like to.  We’ll start looking at applications towards the end of June 2019.

If you already have a place

If you are fortunate enough to have your own place in VLM 2020 and would still like to be part of our team, please just get in touch with us at fundraising@miscarriageassociation.org.uk. We’ll be delighted to welcome you to Team M.A..


Take a look at some stories from 2019

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

Kate 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.