London Marathon 2020

Take part in a challenge

Get out of your comfort zone and fundraise for vital research into preterm birth by signing up to a sports or challenge event.

Virgin Money London Marathon

The London Marathon is the UK’s landmark race, and the world’s most famous marathon. 

London Marathon Events announced the postponement of the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon, which was scheduled to take place on Sunday 26 April.

The 2020 London Marathon – The 40th Race – is now scheduled to take place on Sunday 4 October 2020.

Join our team and help us fund life-saving research to prevent premature birth.

We need your support

A premature baby is born every 2 seconds.  Together, we can change this.

Borne is dedicated to advancing our understanding of pregnancy and childbirth. Better research will lead to better interventions to improve the lives of mothers and babies around the world. 

Help us fund life-saving research to stop babies being born too soon. 

Sign up today

Join Team Borne!

Our amazing team will be there to guide you through every step, supporting you in your training, fundraising efforts, and through every hard-won mile on the day. 

By running for us, you will be helping to prevent premature birth and give babies the best start in life. 


As part of Team Borne, we offer:

  • Unlimited fundraising support from a dedicated Challenge Events team
  • Pre-event meet ups and post event refreshments
  • A complimentary Borne branded technical t-shirt
  • Access to race specific training plans
  • Your very own cheer squad along the route

The details

When: 04/10/2020

Distance: 26.2 miles

Registration fee: £50 plus the sponsorship pledge 

Own Place Commitment: We are truly grateful for any sponsorship you are able to raise

I am looking for a place

We have a small number of charity places for challenge and sports events in London and in the United Kingdom.

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I have my own place

If you have been lucky to secure a place for a sports or challenge event and would like to fundraise for Borne, we would love to hear from you.

Email or call us on 020 3955 5150. We will support you every step of the way! 

A big thank you to our fundraisers!

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Go Alex! Our very first #LondonMarathon runner will be taking to the streets of London this weekend for a 26.2 mile 'stroll' 🏃 And he’s already raised over £1,000 for #prematurebirth research! Help him hit his fundraising target ➡

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We just want to say CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU to #TeamBorne for their amazing effort at the #RoyalParksHalf yesterday! They made running a half marathon look effortless and they raised an incredible £5,000 for #prematurebirth research. If you too would like to do a #charityrun for Borne, get in touch!

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Our very own Borne team member, @snow_phie_ – a premie herself! – has just completed her first solo physical challenge in aid of Borne. We are so proud of her amazing effort. Talk about personally pushing the limits for your charity! Sophie’s JustGiving page is in our bio for the next couple of days — please send her a ‘high five’! 🥇😌

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We are back at #bgccharityday with @willgreenwood @jason_carl_fox to raise funds and awareness of #prematurebirth research and support #CantorRelief Fund for 9/11 survivors. Check our stories for updates as our boys make their way through the trading floors!

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Congrats & a big thanks to our friends at York Capital, and especially to Christian, Francesca, Naomi and Luis for organising a family fun run in aid of Borne this weekend! Over £8,000 raised by parents and children for #prematurebirth research. Smashing both race times and fundraising targets 💥 #MondayMotivation #bornetorun #fundraising #5k #challenge #family #pretermbirth #prematurebaby

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