Join Vision Aid Overseas for an unforgettable experience running the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon.

About the event

The route passes through some of the most iconic landmarks of England—Big Ben, the Tower of London, the London Eye—and runs along the River Thames and across the Tower Bridge. Join team Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) and be part of this amazing experience whilst giving the gift of sight to people in need across Africa.

Event details

Date:  26th April 2020

Location: London, United Kingdom

Minimum sponsorship target: £2,000

Registration fee: £100

It was a pleasure to run for Vision Aid Overseas at the 2019 London Marathon. I chose to run with Vision Aid to support the work it does in some of the poorest countries in the world, providing people with adequate eye care, a cause that rests close to home as an eye care professional.

Kiran Jhangaria, 2019 VAO runner



Take part in this world-famous race with us and we’ll be there to support you every step, stride and sprint of the way! Register today. 



Why join #TeamVAO?

A staggering 1.2 billion people cannot see clearly to earn a living and learn in school and 89% live in the developing world. By joining our team, you will not only be taking part in an amazing, new event, but you will also be helping to transform the lives of some of the world's most marginalised people.

We will provide you with fantastic support throughout your fundraising and training, including the following; 

  • A team welcome pack, including your Vision Aid Overseas branded running vest 
  • On-hand support from our fundraising team
  • A selection of fantastic fundraising ideas and materials 
  • Fundraising page set-up support 
  • Regular emails with handy hints and top tips for fundraising success
  • Social media support - we will share your fundraising page with our network
  • Refreshments available to the whole team at the Vision Aid Overseas Event Village stand after you have completed the event
  • Congratulations certificate on completion of the event

Got your own place? You can still join #TeamVAO

If you were lucky enough to secure a place in the London Marathon public ballot, we'd love for you to join our team! Please email [email protected] to let us know and pop our team welcome pack and your running vest in the post. 

Booking for this event has now closed.