Join the Vision Aid Overseas team running the 2022 Virgin Money London Marathon and fundraise for people in need!

About the event

The London Marathon is the jewel in the crown of all London running events! 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. You can #HelpTheWorldToSee and join team Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) and be part of this great experience whilst helping us better the conditions for people in need across Africa improving their eye care systems!

Event details

Date:  2nd October 2022

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



If you wish to be part of the VAO Running team, we’d love to support you all along your race – and you’ll also be helping the world to see!



Why join #TeamVAO?

Did you know that globally at least 2.2 billion people have a visual impairment? And yet, 75% of these cases are preventable and curable. Our mission is to enable people living in poverty to access affordable eye care and glasses. Do you want to help us help people to see better?

We are incredibly grateful that you want to choose Vision Aid Overseas! – so let us support you 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 
  • Social media support - we will share your fundraising page with our network
  • 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, you can still join our team! Please email [email protected] to let us know and we will get your welcome pack and your running vest in the post.