Run for
their lives

Virgin Money London Marathon 26 April 2020

London Marathon postponed

Following the news the Virgin Money London Marathon is being postponed by the race organisers due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we will be in touch with all CLIC Sargent runners shortly to discuss all of your options.

We recognise all of the incredible efforts you and Team Young Lives have put in to your training and fundraising, and like you, we are also very sad and share your disappointment. We will keep you updated with any developments and will be in touch very soon to explain all of your options.

Please do bear with us as there are many factors outside of our control that will affect options going forward. Thank you so much for your patience and support.

The London Marathon is the greatest fundraising event on the planet


Applications for charity places have now closed for 2020. If you’re superkeen, applications for 2021 will open on 26 April 2020.

If you’re interested in taking part in another World Major Marathon, we do have places in the Berlin Marathon.


Lucky you! You can still join Team Young Lives and support children and young people with cancer.

We don’t ask you to raise a minimum amount, we simply ask that you raise as much as you can.

Join our team

Meet Toby, marathon legend

When he was 23, Toby received a shock diagnosis of Hodgkin lymphoma on the day of the Virgin Money London Marathon in 2017. Two years on, and cancer free, Toby took on the 26.2 miles challenge that is the Virgin Money London Marathon in aid of CLIC Sargent – and smashed it in under four hours.



Run for children and young people with cancer, like Toby

"Running for CLIC Sargent made the experience even more unforgettable. I met some amazing people who supported me throughout training and on the day."

More reasons to run for Team Young Lives

The perks

We love our runners, and we want them to have an awesome marathon! Some of the benefits of joining our team are:

  • Our online training zone where you can find training plans, pace calculators, ask questions and even get advice on what to wear
  • Our closed Facebook group. Meet the rest of the 2020 team, share fundraising and training tips and get excited together
  • A personalised running vest and face transfers, so you look awesome and stand out in the crowd
  • The loudest, proudest cheer team along the route to help you smash through ‘the wall’ and get across the finish line
  • A well-deserved massage to get you ready for…
  • The massive post-race party where you can mingle with new friends, swap stories and celebrate how amazing you all are.

The cause

Cancer is shocking, overwhelming, isolating… and completely unfair. Especially when you’re young. It takes over your life. Treatment is gruelling and your ambitions and dreams suddenly seem very far away.

We get that. That’s why CLIC Sargent fights tirelessly to stop cancer destroying young lives. We provide grants and free accommodation close to hospital to help with spiralling costs. Our care teams are on hand to help families with everything from getting benefits to treatment closer to home. And we lobby the government to make sure they get the support they’re entitled to. We’re here to make sure young cancer patients can focus on getting their lives back on track.

Get in touch

If you have any questions or just want to chat about all things London Marathon, get in touch by emailing us at or calling 0300 330 0803

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