Sunday 03 October 2021
We are pleased to announce we have charity places on the London Marathon 2021! Apply for one of our charity places now by filling in this form!
The Virgin Money London Marathon is the largest annual fundraising event on the planet - runners have raised over £1 billion for good causes since the race began in 1981. Take on the world's greatest marathon to help support families living with Huntington’s.
You can apply for one of our 2021 charity places now by filling in the form linked above.
When will race packs be sent to runners?
Runners will receive their official race packs approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the event. This will include their race number and event information.
Why the Huntington’s Disease Association?
Fundraising for the Huntington’s Disease Association and being part of #TeamHDA is rewarding and makes a huge difference to those living with Huntington’s Disease – we need your support to keep delivering the life-changing service we offer.
What Happens Next?
Click the link above to fill out our form to be entered into our ballot for a place in the London Marathon 2021. Our fundraising team will be in touch with you to let you whether you have successfully become a part of #TeamHDA by March 2021.
If you are successful in your ballot entry, you will receive:
Already have your own place?
That’s great news – you can still join #TeamHDA and raise vital funds for our life-changing services. There’s no minimum sponsorship amount, as you have your own place, we just ask that you raise what you can and to help those in the Huntington’s community! Email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org to let the team know and you will receive a fundraising pack.
Further information can be found on the London Marathon website but here are a few important FAQs!
When does the 2021 ballot open?
The public ballot for the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon is now closed.
When will I hear about my ballot results?
The public ballot results will be announced in late January 2021.
What are you looking for in a charity place application?
We'll be taking into account your connection to Huntington’s disease and motivation behind wanting to run the Virgin Money London Marathon for the Huntington’s Disease Association. We will also look at your fundraising goals and your plan to raise money. Key tip: Make sure to be as detailed and imaginative as possible!
When do I have to raise the minimum sponsorship for a charity place by?
We would expect you to hit your minimum pledge target six weeks after marathon day. Our Fundraising Team will be there to support you every step of the way with fundraising advice and materials. If you think you might struggle with the fundraising target, please contact us so we can support you with your fundraising or give you extra time if necessary.
Can I change anything on my charity place application?
If you'd like to make any updates to your charity place application, please email email@example.com.
What happens if I don't raise the minimum sponsorship for a charity place?
It is incredibly important that each charity place runner meets the minimum sponsorship amount as this helps us raise vital funds for services for people affected by Huntington’s. There is no legal obligation to make up the shortfall but if you don't meet your target it is likely to impact on your chances of gaining an event place with our charity in the future. Please contact us if you require fundraising advice. In some circumstances, it will be possible to have some extra time to meet the fundraising requirement.
When will I know if I have a charity place?
All charity place applicants will be notified by March 2021.