Limbering Up For London 2016

The Jane Tomlinson Appeal has today announced that we have secured a place in the Virgin London Marathon 2016.

A record number of 247,069 runners applied for the public ballot to be in with a chance of competing in the 2016 event. When the public ballot results are announced thousands of runners will be disappointed to find they have missed out on a place in this much-coveted event. 

As the third biggest Marathon in the UK and arguably the most iconic, the London Marathon is the pinnacle of any runner's achievements. The London Marathon is especially poignant to The Appeal, as it is one of the challenges that Jane herself took on as part of her many incredible challenges.

The 2002 event was Jane's first London Marathon, and was the real beginning of her amazing fundraising journey. After finishing the 2002 event in 4hours 53minutes, Jane went on to complete the London Marathon in 2003 as the first ever person to complete the event whilst undergoing chemotherapy. Jane finished the London Marathon again in 2004, adding to the numerous seemingly impossible challenges which contributed to her incredible legacy.

The 2016 London Marathon will undoubtedly be a memorable achievement for all involved. Although we would love to be able to offer more of our supporters this opportunity, we are still delighted to be able to invite one fundraiser to take part in aid of the Jane Tomlinson Appeal. The event will be a fantastic opportunity to continue Jane's fundraising legacy whilst being part of this truly iconic marathon.

To be in with a chance, all entrants need to do is download the application form and send the completed form to or PO BOX 314, Rothwell, LS261BY by 30th November 2015.

Entry fee for the successful applicant will be just £50, and prospective entrants will be asked to pledge to raise a suggested fundraising target of £1,000 if their application is successful.

After 30th November the successful applicant will be notified and issued with their 2016 Virgin London Marathon place.

As is the case for all Appeal Team fundraisers, we will be on hand throughout the lead up to the event to offer support with fundraising and training.

For further details email

Be quick - Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity!