London Marathon

Run the London Marathon with us in 2019!

Run the 2019 Virgin London Marathon with Health Poverty Action. Be part of the world’s most famous marathon and help improve healthcare worldwide.

Date: Sunday 28th April 2019
Distance: 26.2 miles
Fundraising Pledge: £2,000
Deposit: £150

Need some inspiration? Check out our Marathon Star stories from Kate, Ben and Alastair.

How to Join Team Health Poverty Action

Experience this world-famous race with the support of your Health Poverty Action team-mates!

     1. Use your own ballot place to run for Health Poverty Action

If you manage to secure a ballot place in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2019, we’d love to have you on our team. You’ll receive the same level of support from us and you can set your own fundraising target.

     2. Fill out an application form to run with Team Health Poverty Action

Let us know you want to run with us in 2019! Once we’ve received your application form, we’ll let you know as soon as we can if you’ve secured a place.

  • Complete the application form and return it to Verity at
  • If your application is successful you’ll be asked to pay a £150 deposit to secure your place (refundable when the target is hit) and set up an Online Fundraising Page using Virgin Money Giving
  • Pledge to raise a minimum fundraising target of £2,000 by 22nd May 2018

Download our application form:

London Marathon Application Form 2019 London Marathon 2019 Fact Sheet & Terms and Conditions


Benefits for all Health Poverty Action runners:

  • Health Poverty Action running vest
  • Fundraising pack crammed full of ideas
  • A dedicated fundraising team to support you every step of the way
  • Regular Marathon newsletter and other HPA news
  • Optional marathon team meet-ups and fun runs
  • Facebook group to share running/ health tips
  • Cheer team on the day and fantastic team spirit throughout


Marathon Supporters

About Us

We believe that where you are born should not determine your right to health. We prioritise some of the poorest and most marginalised people across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

We are driven by our conviction that the denial of health rights is not acceptable, and we are committed to a vision of health for all. The communities we work with are often isolated and have little access to health facilities due to severe poverty. We believe that poor health and poverty are inextricably linked and so we tackle the underlying causes of poor health and poverty simultaneously.

You can stand up for these communities by running with us in the 2019 London Marathon.


Marathon Runners


Completed application forms should be emailed to Verity at

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