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Join us for a once in a lifetime experience and run for Afghanaid in the 2021 London Marathon! Take part in the world's most famous marathon and help vulnerable Afghans live free from poverty.

Here are our fantastic runners - Joompote, Derek and Richard - who took on the virtual 2020 London Marathon. 

There are three 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.

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2. Afghanaid's Charity Places

Our in-person places are 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 and run the streets of London, there is a minimum fundraising pledge of £1,500 and £50 registration fee. We'll support you every step of the way.

2021 Application Form 2022 Application form

3. Afghanaid's Virtual Places

This year, the London Marathon are continuing their 'virtual' race - it's the most inclusive and accessible the London Marathon has ever been! It's simple: complete 26.2 miles in 24-hours, your way (run or walk!), from wherever you are in the world. Record your distance via the London Marathon app and you'll receive an official London Marathon finisher's medal and T-Shirt!

To join Team Afghanaid for the virtual marathon, there is a minimum fundraising pledge of £200 and a £28 registration fee for UK-based team members, and £38 for international team members. 


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 in central London for runners, family and friends;
  • Supportive Afghanaid cheerleaders on the day.

The 2020 marathon was unable to go ahead in its usual fashion. Nonetheless, we still had so much fun making the original date, Sunday 26th April, 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!