London Marathon

April 2018

Apply for a guaranteed London Marathon place

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 in 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.

We ask you to try to raise at least £2,000. You could do this by raising £500 sponsorship and organising three events that raise £500 each. Break the amount down over the coming months and it starts to look realistic!

Download the application form from the top right of this page. 


If you have your own place, we would be delighted if you ran for After Adoption. As it's your own place, there's no minimum sponsorship. Anything you raise will be gratefully received. We'll provide you with the same running top and support. If you have your own place in the ballot and would like to run for After Adoption, please call Steve on 0161 830 2010 or email

We will send you sponsor forms. You can also set up an online sponsor form at Virgin Money Giving


Apply for a place in the London Marathon

If you are interested in running please call Steve on 0161 830 2010 during office hours or download the form from the top right of this page. 


Dan's Story


Dan Damon took part in the London Marathon to raise funds for After Adoption. He has very personal reasons for supporting the charity. Click here to read Dan's story.




Get Involved

Run for us

Put yourself in his shoes by running for us this year

We've got spaces in lots of the biggest runs in the country which you can take part in for us.

Volunteer for us

Volunteer for us

Volunteering for us can help make a real difference to people affected by adoption. Click here to find out more.

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Information for Professionals

Support for Adoptive families

Our SafeBase parenting programme supports adoptive families who are struggling to support their children

Training & Conferences

Click here to find out more about the upcoming training and conferences available.

Our services and how to commission them

Commission our work

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