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London Marathon 2021

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You can be a part of Team #BrainResearch 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon Team by either securing a place through the Public Ballot, or by running on one of our Charity Places.

Why run for us?

We want to give you the best possible marathon experience – so you have a marathon to remember whilst helping to raise funds for vital neurological research.

We support our amazing team of runners with:

  • a special Team #BrainResearch Training and Fundraising Pack
  • opportunities to meet and train with the rest of the team in the marathon lead-up
  • access to expert training advice
  • fundraising support from our dedicated team of fundraisers
  • regular emails to keep you motivated and informed
  • a specially commissioned Brain Research UK Running Vest
  • cheer-points along the course for family and friends

How to get a place in the Marathon

Through the organiser’s Public Ballot

The public ballot for the 2021 marathon has now closed. If you were successful in the Public Ballot you can join our team straight away. If you are unsuccessful then there is a chance to get a Brain Research UK Charity Place.

Apply for a Brain Research UK Charity Place

We have charity places in the 2021 London Marathon. To apply, please complete our application form so we know you are interested! We will consider a range of factors when allocating our places, including personal reasons for taking part, fundraising targets and when you have applied.

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Amy, #TeamBrain Research London Marathon participant 2019

Amy, one of our amazing runners from 2019, says:

Brain Research UK has always been so close to my heart after everything that happened to my family.

Please get in touch if you'd like to talk to us about any aspect of the London Marathon by emailing  or calling 020 7404 9982