Although the public ballot is now closed, a limited number of places are still available for the 2019 Virgin London Marathon.
We are looking for dedicated runners who are committed to raising funds and awareness for Born Free’s work to protect some of the world’s most vulnerable species in the wild.
Born Free’s Events Manager, Joanne Bartholomew, says: “The 39th annual Virgin London Marathon is due to take place on Sunday 28th April 2019 and we are hoping it will be the biggest year to date for Born Free in our 35th year.
"Last year we had 14 amazing runners in our Run Wild Team, including Le Mans winning Aston Martin racing driver Darren Turner and his wife Katie, and Born Free’s own Sarah Locke. The team raised a combined total of £30,000 which has gone directly to support Born Free’s global conservation projects. This year we are hoping to recruit a team which is not only passionate about wildlife, but keen to take their fundraising to the next level too!”
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The team are aiming to raise a total of £35k to commemorate Born Free's 35th anniversary year.
The funds will go towards purchasing our very own 'Run Wild Dragon!'
"I have chosen to run for Born Free because over the last few years, I have encountered horrific animal cruelty, both in the UK and abroad. Born Free are an organisation who pledge to help animals far away as well as those here in the UK, fighting for their rights and being their voice. They will do everything they can to end needless, horrible torture."
"I see my first entry into the London marathon as an opportunity to support the passion and dedication the charity is built on. Running for Born Free will be a great chance to highlight the amazing effort they make on a global scale to protect our wildlife and the conditions they live in, and how through their actions and education efforts they are showing that real change can be made. As a father of two young boys I know that any donations received will help to support these values and preserve wildlife in their natural environment for our future generations to live alongside."
"I'm taking on the challenge of running my first marathon for Born Free, to raise awareness and funds to support the amazing work they do. It is an honour to be part of the team working to bring Dragons to Africa and beyond. I believe we can all make a difference…… one marathon at a time."