London Marathon 2016

Get a place and join our London Marathon team for an experience you will never forget.

There are two ways to enter the London Marathon with Orbis:

1. Get a 2016 Orbis charity place

We are now taking applications for next years marathon - get in first to get a place!

» Fundraising target: £1,500 (+£100 registration fee)

» Places are awarded based on the strength of application, please include details on why you want to take part for Orbis and how you will be reaching the fundraising target.

> Register your interest

2. Use your own ballot place

If you have won a place in the Virgin London Marathon Ballot you can join team Orbis and help save sight!

» No fundraising target

» We'll be there to cheer you on all the way!

» Run for Orbis and save sight

> Register your interest

London Marathon 2016 date: Sunday 24th of April 2016 

We look forward to welcoming you to our team!

Runner Profiles:

Running for a cause: The motivation to propel you across the finishing line.
Anne Marie Goodwill was inspired to run the 2012 London Marathon with Orbis after her father, an avid supporter of the charity, passed away in 2011. He generously left a legacy donation to Orbis and Anne Marie was determined to take on the cause and match this generosity. Read More.

London Marathon Runner Profile: Stephen Pau
Stephen Pau has been a friend of Orbis for many years and running the London Marathon has been a lifelong dream. His favourite running song is Burning Heart by ‘Survivor’. (Theme song of the ‘Rocky IV’ movie) and has previously taken part in several other marathon events. Read More.

Be part of Team Orbis and receive:

» A personalised Orbis running vest

» T-shirts for all of your supporters joining us at the cheering post on the big day!

» Fundraising advice and resources

» A dedicated member of the fundraising team to point you in the right direction and help in any way that they can

» A post-race BBQ to celebrate your achievement with friends and family

»The knowledge that you are providing a brighter future for hundreds of people across the developing world, whose precious sight will be restored

Run for charity and save sight

Running will help children like Rafeal. Photo: © Geof BugbeeThere are 39 million blind people in the world, yet 80% of this blindness could be avoided if access to the right treatment was available.

Orbis works to provide the skills, training and facilities needed to cure and prevent blindness in developing countries.

With your help we can reach people where the need is greatest and restore sight and livelihoods.

More about Orbis and the Flying Eye Hospital