London Marathon 2021
Take on one of the world's most famous marathons for Beat and experience the incredible atmosphere as you run past the iconic sights of the capital including Big Ben, Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace.
Apply for a charity place
Applications to join our Beat London Marathon team in 2021 are now open!
If you have personal experience of an eating disorder or current health issues, you should not take part in the London Marathon if doing so could put your health and wellbeing in jeopardy. Applicants who have a pre-existing medical condition, may be required to provide a doctor’s certificate stating they have a suitable level of fitness to participate.
We will respond to all applications at the start of December.
Please note: We ask anyone that wants to apply for a charity place to raise a minimum of £2,500 for Beat.
The ballot for the Virgin Money London Marathon has now closed and the results will be released in January 2021.
If you are lucky enough to receive a place through the ballot, we'd love for you to join Team Beat. Just get in touch to let us know!
Why run for Beat?
Your fundraising will support our Helpline services so that anyone who is worried about themselves or a loved one can contact our Helpline services 365 days a year, so no one has to face an eating disorder alone – thank you!
You can find out more about how your fundraising makes a difference here.
We’ll be there to support you every step of your fundraising journey:
- We will give you plenty of fundraising ideas, motivational tips and Beat materials
- A free Beat running top to wear on race day
- A Facebook group where you can chat to other Beat runners
- And amazing support from our Fundraising Team to help you reach your fundraising target
We'll also be there on the day to cheer you on with the crowds and to meet you at the finish line for some well-deserved refreshments and celebration.
Looking after your health and wellbeing
Any marathon is an extremely demanding physical challenge. We strongly suggest that you consult your doctor or clinician before taking part in this event, especially if you have a current or previous medical condition including any experience of an eating disorder. Please also ensure you read and agree to our Fundraising Guidelines.