EIC Support Programmes
Venue: London Virgin Marathon 2017 at Greenwich Park
Sunday 23rd April 2017
Join our team for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2017. Run with us and you'll get supported every step of the way.
The Virgin Money London Marathon is a highlight of our calendar.
If you do one event this year, make it the Virgin Money London Marathon.
An ultimate personal challenge, it really is an event like no other and an experience that will live with you forever.
The Virgin Money London Marathon is the largest annual single-day charity fundraising event in the world, raising over £50 million for charity each year. Join us
Team EIC charity places:
If you're not lucky through the ballot, simply download and fill out our Application Form for a chance at a place!
There is a minimum sponsorship commitment of £1,750.
We also charge a £45 registration fee which is only payable if we offer you a place.
Please put as much information as possible. Each application will be assessed on its individual merits, rather than on a first-come-first-serve or ballot basis. The deadline to apply for a Golden Bond place on Team EIC is 1st September 2016 and we will notify applicants by the 31st October following the public ballot.
If you're successful in the ballot or have deferred your entry from 2015, we would love for you to join the EIC team.
Please contact us to let know and we can help kick start your fundraising. There's no minimum fundraising amount to raise, but anything you can contribute towards our £25,000 target will be celebrated!
Race Day Information
We're planning to make 2017 the biggest and best Virgin Money London Marathon ever, so please watch this space as we will be updating you all with our plans very soon.
Record number apply for 2017!
A record number of 253,930 UK applicants had registered for a ballot place in the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon when the application system closed on Friday 6 May. This is an increase of more than 6,000 from the previous record of 247,069 applications for the 2016 event.
Just under 56 per cent of the applications for 2017 were from people who have never run a marathon and more than 43 per cent of the total applicants were women (also a record).
“These numbers reflect the huge success of the 36th London Marathon on 24 April 2016,” said Hugh Brasher, Event Director. “One of our goals is to inspire people to take up sport and more than 142,000 people have been inspired to apply to run a marathon for the first time in 2017”.