Virgin Money London Marathon

London Marathon Events has now announced the postponement of the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon, which was scheduled to take place on Sunday 26 April, to Sunday 4 October 2020.

We know how disappointing this will be for our runners who have trained so hard and would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has chosen to run for Battersea and raise vital funds for our dogs and cats. We’re incredibly grateful for your support. Battersea relies upon donations to raise the vital funds needed to keep our centres running, and now, more than ever, we need the continued support of the public to ensure we can continue to be here for every dog and cat.

The Virgin Money London Marathon is a truly amazing event and offers everything you could want from a race – a high quality course, enthusiastic charity runners and an inspiring and interesting route.


If you have been lucky enough to secure a place in the public ballot, we would love for you to join our team.

We don't ask you to raise a minimum amount if you've got your own place, but we will support you every step of the way to raise as much as possible.


As a Battersea runner you will receive:

  • An invitation to our meet and greet event where you will receive a 'behind the scenes' tour of the Home
  • A fundraising pack
  • Training advice
  • Fundraising support from start to finish
  • A cheer team to support you on the day.
  • A bespoke running vest


We're sorry but the public ballot has now closed.

If you have your own place, you can join our team. If not, visit our challenges to see what other marathons you can take on in 2020.

The money raised by taking part in the London Marathon goes towards the running of Battersea's centres.

Get in touch

If you have any questions please contact our Events team on 020 7627 7893 or