Get Involved Challenges 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon The first London Marathon took place on the 29th March 1981, more than 20,000 applied to run, 6,747 were accepted and 6,255 crossed the finish line. Fast forward 39 years and a record-breaking number of registrations are in for a ballot place in 2020. Currently standing at 457,861. Thinking about going the distance of a marathon seems like an enormous task, but with the right amount of time, training and support, anyone can do it. Half the battle is having the right mindset to succeed and we'll make sure this remains a positive experience every step of the way. If you want to take part in this iconic event, download and return the application form to us by Friday 17th January 2020. If you already have a public ballot place, but would like to run for Cherry Trees, let us know. You can either email these documents back to us or send them by post to: Cherry Trees, School Lane, East Clandon, GU4 7RS. Please note, If your application is successful, we will ask you for a non-refundable deposit of £50. GOOD LUCK! Photo credit: Official Virgin Money London Marathon 2019.