Would you go the distance for donkeys by running the Virgin Money London Marathon 2020?

Shelley and Ashley, 2019 marathon runners

"We were part of The Donkey Sanctuary family" - Shelley and Ashley, 2019 runners

Have you ever wanted to challenge yourself to do something amazing - all for a worthy cause?

Now is your chance. The Donkey Sanctuary has five golden bond places available for the iconic Virgin Money London Marathon 2020.

By joining us on the 40th anniversary of this epic 26-mile race you will be doing it for donkeys all over the world, supporting us to alleviate suffering for these often downtrodden, over worked, and even beaten animals.

“We felt the support you have shown us beforehand and also everyone we met in London at the time was perfect. We certainly felt like we were part of The Donkey Sanctuary family.” – Shelley, 2019 runner

What do I need to do?

If you are as passionate as we are about donkey welfare then we would love to welcome you onto #TeamDonkey. We ask that successful applicants pay a £100 registration fee and commit to raising a minimum of £2,000.

How do I apply to run the London Marathon 2020?

To apply for one of our five guaranteed Gold Bond places for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2020, download an application form, email fundraise@thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk or call 01395 578222. Applications close on 31 August 2019.

What help will I receive as part of #TeamDonkey?

We will be with you every step of the way. Your package of support will include help with your fundraising, promotion of your training, a free branded t-shirt and an enthusiastic cheer squad to cheer you along on the day.

What is London Marathon route?

Starting in Greenwich, the route takes in some of London’s biggest attractions – the Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge, Cleopatra’s Needle, the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament before you run down The Mall to cross the finish line in front of Buckingham Palace.

I have my own ballot place, can I still help?

If you have secured your own ballot place for the Virgin Money London Marathon then you can still be part of the team by running in aid of The Donkey Sanctuary. Get in touch with our community fundraising team today to register.

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