You can support the work of Fields in Trust by joining our team of runners or cyclists on a challenge event. When you sign up to take part in an event for Fields in Trust we'll support you all the way with tips, advice and your own personalised running vest or cycling jersey. Find out more about the events we have charity places in below, or if you'd like to take part in an event not listed then please just get in touch.

Virgin Money London Marathon

Each year Fields in Trust is lucky enough to be given charity places in the Virgin Money London Marathon. We had two runners take on the 2020 Virtual Marathon for us last year and we are excited to announce that for the 2021 Marathon taking place on Sunday 3rd October we have five places for the in-person race and five virtual places (you run your race anywhere in the world on Sunday 3rd October and you have 24 hours to complete the marathon).

In-person marathon

For the in-person race, we ask each of our runners to pay a registration fee of £50 and work towards a fundraising target of £1,800 before Gift Aid. As a Fields in Trust runner, our team is here to support you every step of the way with a fundraising pack, a personalised running shirt, training tips and lots of personal support.

Virtual marathon

For the virtual race, which has sold out of regular places, we ask each of our runners to pay a registration fee of £25 and work towards a fundraising target of £1,000, before Gift Aid. As a Fields in Trust virtual runner, we are here for you too with the same fundraising help, a running shirt and we'll be sending you virtual cheers as you train for and compete in this amazing event.

The funds generated from previous marathon runners has helped protect more than 50 green spaces in perpetuity through our Active Spaces programme, which we created with the London Marathon Charitable Trust. If the marathon is on your bucket list and you love getting out and active on your local green space, then why not sign up to run for Fields in Trust and fundraise towards our work protecting, supporting and championing Green Spaces for Good.

For more information or to request an application form for one of our charity places please get in touch.

"The London Marathon for me was the ultimate challenge... I am still on cloud nine and would encourage everyone to take on the challenge... and raise money for Fields in Trust where every penny you earn makes a huge difference. Would I run it again? Absolutely, YES!"
Jo Saunders, Fields in Trust London Marathon runner

Jo Saunders
Want to support us in a different challenge event?

Already got a place in the 2021 London Marathon or in another challenge event and want to raise money to support our work? Amazing! Just get in touch and one of our team will get back to you very soon.


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