Join #TeamMotivation for the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon! 

Whether you're new to running and want something to aim for, or you want to raise money for an amazing and worthy cause, or you're a seasoned marathon runner looking to achieve a new PB, our place could be yours.

For your chance to win our marathon place and join #TeamMotivation in 2020, complete our application form by the end of November.

If your application is successful, we will not ask you to pay a registration fee but ask that you raise £2,500. We will also provide dedicated and tailored support throughout your fundraising journey, and send you:

  • a Motivation t-shirt to train and run in
  • regular team emails
  • support with your online fundraising page
  • a fundraising pack
  • a beginners marathon training plan from personal trainer Andrew Davies
  • ongoing, committed help from our team


Last year our marathon fundraiser Andrew Eastcroft not only completed the London Marathon, but the Paris marathon too, in just over two weeks. This herculean feat was an incredible achievement and Andrew appeared on Heart Radio with Jamie Theakston to talk about his training.

Andrew’s incredible effort tested his fitness, endurance and his recovery rate - and he juggled his training, fundraising and travel with working in his family’s pizza business. He trained around three times a week, scaling hills near his home in Edinburgh.

Andrew decided to fundraise for Motivation after previously volunteering for some of our projects. He was determined to raise money for our work in some of the poorest countries in the world. All funds raised go towards helping more disabled people to go to school, find employment and get involved with their communities.

Andrew said:

“I’ve volunteered with Motivation on two occasions in Tanzania and India where I helped deliver peer training and wheelchair skills courses. I have seen first hand the much needed and valuable work that they carry out with partners and volunteers, making sure that disabled people in the developing world have support and training to be healthy, confident and included in society.”

Joanna Hall, Head of Fundraising & Communications at Motivation said:

“When we received Andrew’s application to take part in the London Marathon we were really pleased, and when we heard he was taking part in the Paris Marathon two weeks beforehand we were bowled over!”

Could you be our next marathon fundraiser? Complete our application form as soon as you can to avoid missing out on a place.
For more information, contact Holly on [email protected] or give us a call on 0117 966 0398.