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Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Virgin Money London Marathon


03rd October 2021



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Take part in the London Marathon 2021 with Team CF! 

The London Marathon has been cancelled in 2020 and rearranged to Sunday 3 October 2021. Please read the statement below for more information.

Official Statement

London Marathon are giving all participants the option to defer their place to either 2021, 2022 or 2023. 

I have a charity place, what should I do?

London Marathon will be in touch with you on 1st September and you will need to inform them of our choice of what you want to do with your place.

I have a ballot place, what should I do?

You will be contacted on 1 September and asked if you want to defer to 2021, 2022 or if you want a refund on your entry fee.

What happens to my fundraising?

We recommend posting an update on your online page informing all your donors so far of the change. This change in date gives you extra time to raise as much money as you can for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. We’ve seen a huge increase in the demand for our services and financial support since COVID-19, which comes at a time when we are facing a substantial drop in our fundraising income.

I have applied for a charity place in 2021, are you still accepting applications?

We are still accepting applications for charity places for 2021. These applications close on 1st February and we will be in touch in February 2021 to let applicants know if they have been successful in getting a charity place for the 3 October 2021 event.

When does the Official Ballot open?

The London Marathon run an online public ballot which is open to the general public between Sunday 4 and Friday 9 October. Successful places in the ballot are announced in early January. If you receive a place in the ballot, the entry fee is £39 and there is no minimum sponsorship target – you can just fundraise as much as you can!

Marathon Application FAQs

Charity Place Applications

Apply for a charity place in 2021 and join Team CF! Applications close on 1st February.

Enter the ballot!

Get in touch if you'd like to enter the ballot and we'll get in touch as soon as it opens.

Race Day Information:

It doesn't get any better than the unbeatable atmosphere of the London Marathon. This iconic race is watched around the world, attracting thousands of spectators who will be cheering you on. If you choose to run with Team CF, we'll be there for you every step of the way - from the moment the event opens at 7am to providing post-race hospitality when you're done.

Do you have your own place?

If you have won a place in the ballot and want to use it to run for Team CF, let us know! 

If your friends and family are coming to show their support, remember to let us know so we can send them a cheer pack of goodies.

Order a Cheer Pack

How we'll support you:

  • Team CF running top with letters, bottle and other goodies 
  • Fundraising pack and ideas
  • Exclusive Training Hub
  • Team e-newsletters
  • Cheering!
  • Post-race after-party, hot food,a massage and much more! 

Join a Cheer Crew!

Let us know if you would like to support our Team CF runners by cheering at one of our 5 cheer crews along the route.

I want to join a cheer crew!

Cheer Crew Map

Any enquires about the London Marathon please contact


Why run for Cystic Fibrosis Trust?

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the only UK-wide charity dedicated to fighting for a life unlimited by cystic fibrosis for everyone living with the condition. We are investing in cutting-edge research, supporting clinical care, and campaigning tirelessly on the issues that matter, but we need your help. Together we will beat cystic fibrosis for good.

I signed up for the London Marathon as I wanted to do something incredible for my 40th birthday, and to show others that CF can still allow you to do crazy challenges. As the treatments for CF and knowledge about CF get better and better, our outlook is better now than it ever has been. By pushing ourselves we can strive to achieve much more than ever imagined. But it’s been a long road to get here…'

Tim Hughes, 2019

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