Virgin Money London Marathon

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London Marathon

Arguably the world’s most iconic running event, The Virgin Money London Marathon is a huge challenge both in terms of training and fundraising – which is why it is such an unforgettable experience.

Apply for a Golden Bond place in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2018

Each year The Sussex Beacon must raise over £2 millions to continue to provide specialist care and support for people living with HIV. We are delighted to have a few valuable places in the London Marathon, which have incredible potential to raise vital funds for our services – and you can help to make this potential a reality!

Our application process is now OPEN! We are asking each runner to try to raise a minimum of £1500 (excluding Gift Aid) for The Sussex Beacon and we will offer help and support along the way wherever we can.

If you believe you can achieve this goal, and would like a Sussex Beacon Golden Bond place in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2017, we would love to hear from you. Please click the button below to complete an online application form, and for full terms and conditions.

To request a paper form, please contact rosie.hemming@sussexbeacon.org.uk. Applications close midnight on 3 January 2018.

Please note: If your application is successful you will be asked to pay a £75 registration fee to secure your place.

Already have a place in the marathon?

If you are lucky enough to gain a place in the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon ballot and would like to run for The Sussex Beacon we would love to hear from you. Please contact our challenge events fundraiser at rosie.hemming@sussexbeacon.org.uk to join Team Beacon in the Virgin Money London Marathon.

The Sussex Beacon

We offer specialist care and support to people living with HIV. We promote independence and improve health and wellbeing by providing inpatient and outpatient services. Open 365 days a year, we help people manage the everyday realities of living with this life-long condition that has no cure.

Our inpatient and outpatient services help people living with HIV related illnesses, initiating new drug therapies or struggling with extreme side effects of HIV medication. The Sussex Beacon supports the whole person by addressing the physical, mental and social impact of HIV.

What to expect when you join Team Beacon

• A guaranteed place in the 2018 Vitality Brighton Half Marathon as preparation for the race, and to introduce you to Team Beacon.
• Support and advice from our challenge events fundraiser to guide you through your fundraising efforts.
• Team Beacon fundraising pack.
• Training advice as part of your preparation for the big day.
• A fantastic Team Beacon technical running vest.






  • Date: Sunday 22 April 2018
  • Location: Greenwich Park, London
  • Registration fee: £75
  • Min. fundraising pledge: £1500