Virgin Money London Marathon

Join us on Sunday 22 April 2018 for the Virgin Money London Marathon and enjoy running through some of the capital's most iconic landmarks.

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.

Join our team today

As a Battersea runner you will receive:

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

I'd like to apply for a charity place

The application period for our 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon places has now closed. If you applied for one of these places, the team will be in touch soon to let you know if you have been successful.

I already have my own place

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.

Get in touch

If you have any questions please contact our Events team on 020 7627 9339 or


The application period for 2018 has now closed.


£5 a month

would help pay for the care needed by some of our dogs and cats.

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£8 a month

could pay for all the care our hand-reared puppies and kittens need.

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£12 a month

would give frightened dogs and cats the care and treatment they need to recover.

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£20 a month

would give sick cats and dogs round-the-clock nursing care.

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Other amount

Floyd 342545 13


can buy a scratching post for one of the thousands of cats we care for each year

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would pay for a cat or dog to be microchipped

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would keep one abandoned animal safe, warm and well

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can buy beds, bowls, toys and treats to give comfort to five dogs in our care.

Bonnie 342374 13

Other amount

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