Run the London Marathon for YoungMinds

Follow in the footsteps of Radcliffe and Kipchoge by taking on the iconic 26.2 mile course of the Virgin Money London Marathon!

Now in its 40th year, the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon is set to be the biggest yet with over 40,000 runners taking to the streets of the UK’s capital to raise funds for charity. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or eyeing up your first pair of running trainers, YoungMinds would love for you to join the team.

Charity Place

Apply for a charity place with #TeamYM for 2020

By applying to become a YoungMinds Hero you’ll be joining us in the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. We value every opportunity to raise awareness about the vital importance of children and young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health and we could not do this without the help and support of heroes like you!
Applications will close on June 28th 2019.

Registration fee: £50
Minimum sponsorship: £2,000

Unforunately, we have now closed applications for a chartiy place with us for the London Marathon. 

Public Ballot

If you are successful in this year’s ballot, you can still be part of #TeamYM and receive our full support with your training and fundraising.

Just get in touch with our fundraising team and we’ll provide you with everything you’ll need to support YoungMinds for the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon.

As a member of #TeamYM you’ll receive:

  • A bright and cheerful YoungMinds running vest to wear on training runs and on the big day itself.
  • Fundraising tips, advice, and resources from our friendly fundraising team to help you hit your target.
  • A seasoned YoungMinds runner on hand to offer marathon training guidance and to get you fighting fit for race day!

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 0207 089 5050

Meet Our Runners

Read about some of our YoungMinds Heroes who took on the iconic 26.2 miles in the 2019 London Marathon, and their motivations for choosing to join #TeamYM!

Support Our Work

YoungMinds exists so that young people have the strongest possible voice in improving their mental health. We need your help to make sure that voice is heard.

The amount of times I’d tried to break out of this shell, talk about ‘I’m feeling a bit down’, ‘I’m feeling a bit scared’, I couldn’t do it. And now I can do it openly.
Alex, Youth Activist
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