Date: Sunday 3rd October 2021

Location: London

Distance: 26.2 miles

Entry fee: £100

Minimum sponsorship: £2,500

Join #TeamStGiles for the Virgin Money London Marathon

Raise funds as you run this October by joining #TeamStGiles for the Virgin Money London Marathon!

We’re excited to announce that we have secured ONE London Marathon place – for the first time in St Giles history! This includes a registration fee of £100 and a minimum sponsorship target of £2,500.

We anticipate that this place will be very popular, so if you’re interested, please fill in our application form to tell us why you should be our lucky London Marathon participant and return it via email to

Plus, you can still run as part of #TeamStGiles if you secure your own place in the public ballot. The public ballot 2021 results will be announced by the end of January.

With our income significantly affected by the Coronavirus pandemic, we’d love you to join #TeamStGiles in 2021. Thank you so much.

By taking part in the London Marathon you will get:

  • An exclusive medal and T-Shirt
  • A finisher’s goodie bag
  • A timing chip for accurate results
  • Free training and advice
  • The security of a closed road running event
  • Plus, you’ll play your part in the world’s most iconic marathon!

As part of #TeamStGiles you will also get:

  • An exclusive St Giles running shirt
  • A bespoke fundraising pack, featuring training plans and advice
  • A dedicated member of the fundraising team to assist you on your journey
  • Plus, a supportive community ahead of the event and on event day!

Join #TeamStGiles in 2021

To apply for our London Marathon place, please complete our application form and return it via email to

Already have a place?

We’d love you to join #TeamStGiles! Email or click the button below so we can send you a fundraising pack!

We’re here for you… because you’re here for us

Mark Shanahan ran 20 marathons in 2020 for St Giles Hospice, after the charity supported his Uncle Gez Brennan while he was living with cancer.

The keen runner says that winning the hospice’s charity space and running the London Marathon would be an unforgettable experience.

He said: “This charity place will be a great opportunity for someone – I’ve entered the ballot eight times but never won a place in the London Marathon. It’s such a famous event and the demand for spaces is phenomenal.”

He added: “The experience of marathon running is even more rewarding when you do it for a charity. Running for St Giles meant a lot to me and I found it really emotional.

“Going to St Giles Hospice made such a difference to my uncle as he was able to enjoy yoga classes and social activities among people who understood and were in the same situation as him.

“It was a great comfort to his family to know that they were there for Gez – and for us – when we needed them. St Giles is really important for the local community and I wanted to help make sure that their support would still be available for other families when they need it.”