Looking for your next challenge? Join us for this once in a lifetime experience and run for Afghanaid on October 4th in the 2020 London Marathon!

Take part in the world's most famous marathon and help vulnerable Afghans live free from poverty. We'll support you every step of the way.

There are two ways to join Team Afghanaid:


1. Ballot Places

The Virgin Money London Marathon operate a ballot for their places. If you are one of the lucky few to get a ballot place, we would love you to join Afghanaid's Team. You will get all the same Team Afghanaid benefits and there is no minimum fundraising pledge. The ballot results are announced in early October.

Join the Team


2. Afghanaid Charity Places

We have 1 space left on Team Afghanaid for the 2020 marathon, to be held on Sunday October 4th, which will be filled on a first come, first serve basis - so get your application in quickly! 

To apply, simply fill out the form below to express your interest in running for Afghanaid and we will be in touch with more information about the application process. To join Team Afghanaid, there is a minimum fundraising pledge of £1,500 and £50 registration fee. 

2020 Application Form


Why Join Team Afghanaid?

Running for an organisation that is making a difference to so many lives is an enriching experience. Afghanaid is doing a phenomenal job in providing life-saving support and long-lasting solutions for vulnerable communities. It has been an honour and a pleasure to represent Afghanaid at the London Marathon.

By putting on your running shoes for us, you'll be taking strides towards helping the most vulnerable people in Afghanistan live free from poverty. Whether a seasoned runner or a first-timer, you'll get loads of support from Afghanaid, and have a great deal of fun along the way in an inspiring, exciting team:

  • Fundraising and training tips and materials
  • Regular team meet ups with the other Afghanaid runners
  • An Afghanaid running vest
  • A post-marathon reception for runners, family and friends
  • Supportive Afghanaid cheerleaders on the day

This year, the 2020 marathon has been postponed until October 4th. Nonetheless, we still had so much fun making the original date, Sunday 26th October, a day to remember. Afghanaid team members, runners, and supporters alike got involved - watch our highlights video to get a taste of what it's like to be a member of our team!

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