Help WaterAid #FinishThirst at the greatest marathon in the world.

23 Apr 2017 | London

Virgin Money London Marathon

When: 23 April 2017

Where: London

Distance: Marathon (26.2 miles)

Registration fee: £100

Sponsorship target: £2000

If you have your own ballot place in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2017 and would like to run and raise money for WaterAid please complete the own place form here.

The application process for WaterAid’s charity places has now closed. However, you can still do something incredible in 2017 - we have guaranteed places in other amazing, world-famous races such as Paris MarathonEdinburgh Marathon Festival and Berlin Marathon.

On Sunday 24th April 2016 we had an amazing team of 88 runners take part in the Virgin Money London Marathon for WaterAid.

It was a brilliant, if rather chilly, day and the support around the course was great as our teams of staff and volunteers cheered the runners on to reach the finish line!

If you would like to take on Virgin Money London Marathon for WaterAid in 2017, please get in touch to let us know!

To help support all our runners in the lead up to race day we’ve teamed up with the company Running with Us, to provide you with a training support package.

As a member of our team you’ll receive:

  • A bespoke training plan – suitable for your level of experience
  • Email helpline – ask the coach training, race, nutrition or injury questions
  • Twitter and Facebook ask the coach services and webinar sessions

In addition to this, you will also receive ;

  • A personalised WaterAid running vest or technical t-shirt
  • A fundraising pack to help you meet your targets
  • Fundraising and event resources including balloons, collecting tins and banners
  • Regular newsletters and emails to keep you updated
  • The opportunity to wear our famous WaterAid tap or toilet costumes
  • Support and advice from a dedicated member of the WaterAid events team

Above all, we love hearing from you! If you have a question or just want to chat about your training, get in touch.

How to send sponsorship in

If you've set up a fundraising webpage, the monies donated on-line should be transferred to WaterAid automatically. However, if you've raised money off-line, here is how to get it sent to us: 

It is more efficient and cost effective for us to process sponsorship in batches, which saves funds that can instead be used to help some of the world's poorest people gain access to safe water and sanitation. We therefore ask that you collect as much sponsorship as possible before sending it to:

The Events team
47- 49 Durham Street
London SE11 5JD

Please remember to include the following information when sending in your sponsorship:

  • Your name 
  • What the sponsorship is for  
  • Sponsor form with names/addresses of the sponsors and whether they would like to apply Gift Aid 

We strongly recommend that you send your sponsorship via recorded delivery so that you can track and hopefully retrieve your envelope if it goes missing. Sponsorship does go missing in the post from time to time, and it's hugely disappointing for both runners and the charity, so recorded delivery is always worth the extra effort.