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Please note : Our 2020/21 events may be subject to change, due to the ongoing situation with coronavirus. To keep you safe, we are continuing to review all our upcoming events to ensure they comply with the Scottish Government’s latest official guidance. We’ll let you know about any changes as soon as we can.

We need your support more than ever right now, and by signing up for an event – whether it’s a virtual challenge or an in-person event – you’re doing something amazing. You’re helping us to make sure no one has to recover alone when they return home from hospital. Thank you.

Virgin Money London Marathon


3rd October 2021

Join our Fundraising Heroes and experience unrivalled support and training, and become part of our incredible community of runners as you take on the Most Famous Marathon in the World – The Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

Help us to make sure that there is No Life Half Lived for people and their families who are living with chest, heart and stroke conditions across Scotland.

Charity Places

At Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, we have a limited number of Coveted Charity Places available for the London Marathon 2021! If you would like to apply for a special charity place with CHSS, please get in touch no later than Friday 30th October 2020 expressing your interest. Those who have been selected to join our Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland Charity Team will be contacted by Friday 20th November 2020. These are highly sought-after places, so don’t leave it too late!

What are Charity Entries to the Marathon?

Charity entries to the Virgin Money London Marathon are special charity places which you can get outside the usual ballot

To secure a charity place, there will be specific requirements that you will need to meet, but in return you’ll receive…

  • A Hero Fundraising Pack
  • A Free CHSS Technical & Branded Top
  • Support From your Local CHSS Fundraising Advisor
  • A Dedicated Point of Contact and Hotline Number
  • Information About Online Fundraising
  • Training Plans
  • Regular Newsletters and Charity Updates

Please note: If successful in securing a Gold Bond Charity place with Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, we ask you to initially make a £100 registration donation to secure your place and commit to raise a minimum of £1,750 (not including Gift Aid) in aid of Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland. Full Terms & Conditions from Virgin Money London Marathon organisers

The application form is now closed. For any enquiries please email Andrea at:

Ballot Entry

If you are lucky enough to have won a ballot place and would like to Run in Support of CHSS we would love to hear from you. There’s no minimum fundraising amount if you have your own place and you still get all the great Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland Charity Team benefits, but you can still make a huge difference and our expert fundraising advisors will be there to help you every step of the way.

Get in touch

If you would like to register your interest in applying for a 2021 CHSS Gold Bond Charity Place or enquire about supporting CHSS at the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon, email or phone 0300 1212 666

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