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Virgin Money London Marathon

Feeling inspired? Join Team Afghanaid for the London Marathon 2016!

Applications for 2016 are now open.

2009 London Marathon team

Our Marathon runners are a huge part of the Afghanaid team. We know that you are heroes!

By putting on your running shoes for us, you'll be taking strides towards helping the most vulnerable people in Afghanistan to live free of poverty. Thank you!

There are two ways to join our team...

Apply for a guaranteed place

Apply for your guaranteed place in the Virgin London Marathon through Afghanaid. As a Gold Bond runner we ask for you to commit to a £50 non-refundable registration fee and a minimum fundraising pledge of £2,000.

To apply please fill in the form here to receive a London Marathon information pack or click here to download our London Marathon Application Form.

Use your ballot place

Are you lucky enough to have secured a ballot place for 2016?

Join the Afghanaid team and receive the same support and benefits are a Gold Bond runner.

Get involved by contacting Sarah at shardy@afghanaid.org.uk or +44 (0) 20 7065 0825.

Why Run for Afghanaid?

Whether a seasoned runner or a first-timer, you'll get loads of support from Afghanaid.

You will receive monthly Runners' Meetings, training tips, running vests, and even a post-race party and massage.

What else?

As if that wasn't enough you'll also receive....

  • Regular fundraising information with fundraising tips and materials
  • Unlimited at-your-service support from the dedicated Afghanaid London Marathon Coordinator
  • Regular team meetings to meet other marathon runners
  • Supportive Afghanaid cheerleaders on the day
  • A wonderful post-marathon reception with runners, family and friends
  • 10% discount for Runners Need online store
  • Entry in to the Less Bounce Marathon Runners Club (female only!) with 15% off purchases and free Goody Bag.


Previous London Marathons

Congratulations to our 2015 runners!

A huge thank you to everyone who has been involved with our London Marathon teams over the years!

Your support - especially from the many amazing teams of runners - has changed lives all over Afghanistan.

Thank you!

Looking for inspiration? Check out the photos of past London Marathons on Facebook.


Your Marathon journey starts here! Get involved today.

When you submit your details, you will be contacted by a member of our team. Please note that this is not an application. The application form can be found above and emailed to Sarah at shardy@afghanaid.org.uk

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