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Run the Virgin Money London Marathon for #TeamCardiff

#TeamCardiff runners
#TeamCardiff runners

Join #TeamCardiff and run for Cardiff University research at the Virgin Money London Marathon 2021.

We are now accepting applications for a charity place in the Virgin Money London Marathon which will be held on 3 October 2021.  As part of #TeamCardiff you can make a difference. Your hard work, training and dedication will help us transform lives for the better.

Tell us why you want to support transformative Cardiff University research through our online form below.

Apply for a #TeamCardiff place

We ask that #TeamCardiff runners pledge to fundraise at least £1750 for your chosen University cause but you can set your own target. As a member of #TeamCardiff, we’ll be in touch with regular fundraising tips and training advice to help you reach your target as you train.

Cancer research

Cardiff University is the driving force for cancer research in Wales. The work taking place at Cardiff covers the breadth of cancer research, with key strengths in cancer genetics, tumour microenvironment, drug discovery, development and delivery, and clinical trials.

The Cardiff University Future Leaders in Cancer Research (FLICR) programme makes financial awards to support early career researchers in their efforts to advance our understanding of cancer and its treatment. Beating cancer requires the brightest minds, innovative technologies and investment in talented researchers. FLICR aims to accelerate the pace of discovery by investing in talent and building a community of research excellence in Wales.

Neuroscience and mental health research

Cardiff’s expertise is a focal point for neuroscience and mental health research worldwide. Home to an international community of leading researchers in neuroscience and mental health, Cardiff is at the forefront of understanding the genetics of mental illness, which affects one in four people in the UK in any given year. Help our expert researchers to further the understanding and treatment of neurological disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, which represent some of the greatest challenges to society.

100% of the money you raise will go directly to the University's world-leading research. Research is where the change begins – help fight these devastating diseases.

How to get started

Apply for a charity place with us through our online form. We are accepting applications from runners who would like a Cardiff University space, those who already hold their own ballot place, and runners who wish to participate virtually.

If you entered the public ballot and are successful in February, we’d love to have you on board as part of #TeamCardiff. New for this year is also the opportunity to participate in the race virtually. With both of these options, you’ll receive all the same support as our physical charity place runners and we suggest you aim to raise £500 in sponsorship.

We will allocate our charity places using the information you provided to us on the online form. Therefore, please make sure you have answered all questions fully, and provide us with as much information as possible about why you would like to run as part of #TeamCardiff.

Apply for a #TeamCardiff place

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Contact us

Hannah Sterritt

Hannah Sterritt

Alumni and Supporter Engagement Officer

+44 (0)292251 0262