Virgin Money London Marathon 2018

Run for a world where no pet suffers

Run for PDSA in the London Marathon 2017!
Get your own place

Join Team PDSA

Be part of something special for the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon – we want 100 runners to celebrate 100 years of PDSA treating the UK’s sick and injured pets.

The doors of our first premises opened in 1917 in Whitechapel, providing a free service to help the suffering animals of the poor. Since that day, we’ve provided a staggering 100 million treatments to more than 20 million pets in need across the UK. Make history with us, by joining Team PDSA in London, where it all began, on 22 April.

Help us be there for the next 100 years – join #TeamPDSA by entering the ballot for your chance to run.

The ballot opens on Monday 1 May 2017 and you have only five days to enter.  Please apply directly and if you are lucky enough to bag yourself a place, we’d love to welcome you to our team. Take on this extraordinary challenge, run to save pets’ lives and Team PDSA will be cheering for you every step of the way.  

Enter the ballot here

What’s so pawsome about Team PDSA?


Join the team and you’ll get:

  • A Team PDSA professional running vest
  • Dedicated support team and fundraising materials to get you up and running
  • No minimum fundraising target - anything you can raise will help us treat sick and injured pets
  • Team PDSA Facebook page, to share tips and motivation with your fellow runners
  • Race day cheer squad
  • Post-race reception for you and your loved ones with hot food, showers, bar and photographer
  • Complimentary sports massage and goody bag
  • The feeling that you’re helping to save, protect and heal pets with every step
PDSA charity places

PDSA charity places

If you’d like to apply for one of our Gold Bond Charity places in 2018 and be part of our 100th Anniversary Team, contact us here.  Please note, we encourage you to also enter the ballot as we only have a limited number of Gold Bond places.
Join the cheer squad

Not running? Join us to cheer on our fundraisers

Join our race day cheer squad and enjoy the unforgettable experience of the world’s most famous marathon. You can do your bit for poorly pets by using your loudest cheering voice to get our runners over the finish line – which helps to raise over £30,000 for sick and injured pets every year. Times are flexible, so whether you can do a couple of hours or join us for the full day, sign up and show your support. We’ll provide food, a PDSA t-shirt, noisy bang sticks and clackers and much more. 

Simply call 01952 797453 or click below.