Were you inspired by the London Marathon runners this year? Looking for your next challenge? Join us for this once in a lifetime experience and run for Afghanaid in the London Marathon 2020!

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 do this:

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

Our charity places are extremely limited and allocated on a rolling basis so get your application in now. There is a minimum fundraising pledge of £1,500 and £50 registration fee. 

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.

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.

  • 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