Get a place in London Marathon 2020

If you're inspired to join over 40,000 runners taking part in the legendary London Marathon and think you'd like a go in 2020, please download and complete the application form below and return it to us at It could be your name the supporters are cheering along the route next year!  

The fundraising target may sound daunting, but with creativity and support, fundraising can be fun and no sweat - you’ll sweat enough in training! Check out our fundraising ideas

Please note that submitting an application is not a guaranteed offer of a place with Independent Age. Following a selection process, we will inform all applicants, successful or otherwise by the latest of end of October 2019. 

If you have any questions before registering your interest, you can email our Events team at or call us directly on 0207 605 4466

Why run for Independent Age?

More than 1 million older people say they are often or always lonely. As well as feeling cut off from friends and family, it can mean that when difficulties arise, they feel they have no one to turn to.

Your support can make such a difference for an older person, because thanks to our supporters, we can provide regular visits and telephone calls from one of our caring volunteers. We can also help with worries they might be facing whether they’re about finances, mobility, or other day-to-day issues, so they don’t have to cope with difficulties alone. Read more about how we help.

How will we support you?

Whether you have an Independent Age charity place or your own ballot place, by running for us you’ll receive fantastic support from the moment you sign up all the way until you cross that finish line. We will provide you with:

  • Post-Race Reception with massage and complimentary food
  • An Independent Age technical running vest
  • Iron on letters for your vest so spectators can cheer your name on race day
  • Fundraising and training support from the Independent Age Events team
  • Cheer points and support along the route
  • A fundraising pack with lots of great ideas to help you reach your target