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London Marathon FAQs

How do I apply to join Team Plan and run the London Marathon for Plan International UK?

Thank you for your interest in joining Team Plan to help support children and girls across the world at Virgin Money London Marathon. To apply for one of our places please fill in our application form. We can’t wait to hear from you.

Can I run for Plan International UK if I have a ballot place?

Sure, we would love to have you! Email our Events Team at and we will very happily welcome you to Team Plan.

What do I need to include in my application?

We have limited places in the London Marathon so ask people to include as much detail as possible in their applications. We recommend including lots of information about why you want to run for Plan International UK and what your fundraising plan will be to help your application stand out.

Why do I need to fundraise £500 by the 1st April 2022?

We know from our previous runners who started fundraising earlier, has meant that they had more time to focus on your training as it gets closer to the big day.

We want to make sure you have a fantastic time running and fundraising for Plan International UK which is why we have set this 25% deadline to help you keep on top of things. We have a dedicated team who will be on hand to support you throughout your marathon journey so you will have plenty of help to reach this target.

What should I do if I am concerned or need support with my fundraising?

We can definitely help with that! Check out our fundraising tips or get in touch with us at

When you register for one of our places we will send through our London Marathon Welcome Pack which is full of advice to get your fundraising started. 

What should I do if I have injured myself and can no longer take part?

We are really sorry to hear that. Please get in touch at so we can talk about next steps.

As soon as you are able to inform us you are no longer able to take part in this event, we will endeavour to offer the space to someone on our waiting list. This is only possible before 30th June 2022 date, to ensure they are able to Fundraise in time.

What if I don’t reach my overall £2000 fundraising target?

If you are worried at all about reaching your £2000 target please get in touch with us as soon as you can – we’re here to help (

If you haven’t been able to raise your £2000 target by six weeks after the deadline we will have a chat with you about doing some further fundraising activities to cover the cost of your place and to support our work to empower children and girls to make choices for themselves.

Our previous Team Plan marathon runners recommend a combination of promoting through social media and organising a couple of events at work or in your local community. We have all the event materials and advice to help you put your fundraising plan into action so make sure to stay in touch.