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Run the marathon for SkillForce

Could you raise money for SkillForce by running the London Marathon?

If you already know that you have a place in the 2019 London Marathon – Congratulations! And if you want to help raise money for SkillForce – Thank You!

Please complete the form below or contact and one of our team will be in touch to welcome you to #TeamSkillForce.

If you have not been successful in the ballot but still want to run and raise money for SkillForce, complete the application form below to apply for one of our charity places.

Why run the Marathon for SkillForce?

Joining #TeamSkillForce means you will be raising vital funds for our ground-breaking character and resilience programme, The Prince William Award.

The award has been devised to help children and young people to stand tall and speak up, to bounce back from life’s problems and grab hold of all its opportunities. It teaches teamwork skills, problem solving and gives children the chance to understand who they are. Ultimately we aim to help children feel happy in their own skin so that they can flourish. What can be more important than that?

As well as helping children and young people, SkillForce also supports veterans. We harness the expertise, life experiences and character of ex-service personnel and train them to become ‘heroes in schools’ delivering the Prince William Award.

Our staff and the pupils we work with endeavour to ‘dare to be their best selves’ and we ask you to join us in that by fundraising as a Marathon runner for SkillForce.

There is no registration fee to pay, but we ask that you set a minimum target of £2,500. We’ll help you along the way…

“SkillForce is all about giving young people confidence to be themselves and I think running gives you that confidence. It gives you a mental and physical boost.

“I’m very proud to be an ambassador for SkillForce, which is a great charity. I’ve seen SkillForce in action, in schools, and they transform young people’s lives.  They give young people confidence. These are instructors who are mostly ex-Service men and women coming into schools and they just give a huge boost to these young people. It’s great to see and I’m proud to be involved.”

Vassos Alexander
Ambassador and BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Presenter

SkillForce London Marathon Fundraising Pack Includes:

– SkillForce running vest
– Training tips from our Ambassador, Vassos Alexander, BBC Radio 2 Sports Reporter and all round running superstar!
– Fundraising advice
– Help with setting up your online Giving Page
– Ideas for letting others know what you’re doing
– Hints for Social Media
– SkillForce marketing material such as videos and images to help shine a light on our life-changing work
– SkillForce branded stationary

When will applicants be informed of their success?

The closing date for applications is Friday, 9th November. at 17:00

As ever, there will be strong competition for places and all applications received before 17:00, on the 9th November will be assessed, judged and notified by 23rd November. We cannot not enter into discussion about any decision.

Apply Today!


Marathon Application

SkillForce London Marathon 2019 Application: