Take on the biggest event in the running calendar and help support patients and families at a time they need it most.

The Virgin Money London Marathon is quite simply, legendary. Not only is it bucket-list worthy, it’s also the world’s largest fundraising event…and we want to help you be a part of it!

Finding your motivation

Our patients and their families face tough challenges every single day and staff at the RUH are always there to guide, support and care for them, day in and day out. The funds raised from your 26.2 mile run will help us to invest in extra-special equipment and facilities that make a real difference to everyone at the hospital, that goes above and beyond what standard NHS funding can afford. So if you’re thankful for the RUH and want to help us continue our work through the experience of a lifetime… then why not run the Virgin Money London Marathon to support our patients.

Securing your place

Charity place

We have been selected to receive ONE charity place in the London Marathon 2020 race – and are looking for a supporter to represent us on 26th April. There is a registration fee of £100 and a minimum sponsorship target of £1,750 for a ward or department close to your heart.

Plus, you’ll receive…

  • A Forever Friends team running vest
  • Tools and tips to help with your fundraising and training, including a pack in the post
  • Complimentary place in the Bath Half Marathon to help with your training*
  • Help and support is always just a phone call away!

*subject to availability

Please contact Maddy on maddy.jones@nhs.net or 01225 825823 for more information and to receive a copy of our application form, which must be completed and returned by 26th September for your chance to run in the one of the most iconic races!

Independent ballot places

If you were lucky enough to get a place in the ballot we’d love to have you join our team! You’ll receive everything listed above, but with no minimum fundraising commitment – we just ask that you raise as much as you can for our patients and we’ll support you every step of the way.

Just let us know you want to run for us by completing our online form after securing your ballot place.