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Sunday 22 April 2018
Would you like to run the ultimate marathon in 2018?
There is no doubt that the Virgin Money London Marathon is the greatest marathon on the planet! It takes in some of the most famous views in the world, before finishing on The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.
We have guaranteed places and this is your opportunity to take part in the greatest show on Earth! There’s no ballot – you just need to have confidence that you can train hard over the coming months so that you are physically capable of tackling the 26.2 miles, and that you can raise a minimum amount of sponsorship to support our work helping children and families affected by adoption.
How much do I have to raise?
We ask you to raise at least £2,000. The places are very expensive for After Adoption to buy and this is why we’ve set the minimum sponsorship at £2,000.
Be under no illusions for most people it’s a challenge to raise this amount, but it is doable! You could do this by raising £500 sponsorship and organising three events that raise £500 each. Organise your own small events with family, friends and work… BBQs, cocktail parties, sponsored events, bake sales, supermarket bag packing… the list is endless. Ask your employer if they will match what you raise.
Break the amount down over the coming months and it starts to look realistic.
To apply for a place, complete our London Marathon application form 2018
It will only take you a few minutes. We need to be confident that you can raise £2,000 or more – so don’t be tempted to put in a huge target if it’s not feasible, but do put in as much detail as possible about how you will raise the funds.
Set up an online sponsor form
We use Virgin Money Giving as our online sponsor form provider. It will only take you a few minutes to set up your own sponsorship page, and then you can email the web address to everyone you know. Don’t forget to put it out on Facebook and Twitter too.
There are lots of ways you can raise funds online, at no cost to yourself! Set up an online sponsor form with VirginMoneyGiving, raise a commission for After Adoption every time you shop or search online with Savoo (plus they have discount vouchers), buy games from Humble Bundle, sell unwanted items at ebay, and shop online with Give as you Live.
Fundraising with integrity
After Adoption is registered with the Fundraising Regulator. We are committed to best practice in fundraising and will ensure that our fundraising is legal, open, honest and respectful. For more information, please see www.fundraisingregulator.org.uk
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Regent's Park 10K
This is After Adoption's very own 10K race - this scenic route is always very popular with runners.
Vitality London 10000
Your chance to run an amazing 10k through the heart of London, past famous landmarks
Other fundraising runs
If you're running anywhere, raise funds for After Adoption. Get your own place and there's no minimum sponsorship. Anything you raise will help support people affected by adoption.
Skydiving....zip sliding...abseiling...overseas hikes and bike rides. Feeling inspired? Then check out some of the challenges you can take to help us raise money.
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