London Marathon 2021

Show the world that humanity can win. Run the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon for Refugee Action.

Take on one of life’s great challenges and complete the world famous London Marathon. The iconic 26.2 mile course takes you from Greenwich through the heart of the capital, passing landmarks including the Shard, Tower Bridge, the London Eye, Big Ben and in the final stretch Buckingham Palace. Known for its incredible atmosphere – it’s an opportunity not to be missed.

Get a charity place 

Refugee Action has just one guaranteed place in the 2021 race. Apply today to run for Team Humanity.

Please note - there is no cost to register your interest, but the successful runner will be asked to pay £100 registration fee to secure their place and commit to raising at least £2000 to support our work with refugees. Applications will close at midnight on Thursday 11th February.

How we'll support you:

As part of #TeamHumanity, you will receive the very best support, including:

  • A branded Refugee Action running vest
  • Access to fundraising resources, including our fundraising guide, branded bunting, stickers and collection tins
  • Expert fundraising advice and support from our friendly team

With every mile that you run, you will be changing the lives of people seeking safety here in the UK. At Refugee Action, we’re determined to ensure that Britain is a country that truly welcomes refugees. By taking on this challenge, you will be getting us one step closer to that reality.

Ready to run for humanity?

Find out more about the race, and apply to join our team of humanity heroes! If you have any questions or just want to have a chat with us before applying, Rebecca in our Events team would love to hear from you. Pop her an email at

Have your own place? Were you lucky enough to secure a ballot place in the London Marathon? You can still fundraise and run as part of Team Humanity! As an own place runner, you’ll receive all the same support from our dedicated fundraising team, but you set your own sponsorship target.

Contact Rebecca on to find out more.

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