Every year thousands of runners enter the London Marathon via a guaranteed charity entry. Ponthafren has a guaranteed place in the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon and we are looking for someone to represent us in the event that is scheduled to take place on Sunday 25th April 2021.

We only have one place available and will not be able to accept everyone who applies, and therefore we would like to encourage you to think carefully about your fundraising plans before submitting your application.

If you are offered a place, you will be asked to sign a Fundraising Agreement and submit a £100 deposit payment. This consists of a £61 donation and a £39 non-refundable administration fee.

Date of event: Sunday 25th April 2021
Minimum sponsorship: £1,500 (plus additional non-refundable registration fee of £100 for UK residents) 
Closing Date for Applications: Friday 14th August 2020

Terms and Conditions

  1. I understand that if I am allocated PONTHAFREN's Charity Place for the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon, I agree to pay a non-refundable and non-transferable registration fee of £100 to secure my place. I am aware this does not count towards the minimum sponsorship amount.
  2. I understand that the registration fee falls due upon my acceptance of the PONTHAFREN charity place and must be received by the PONTHAFREN office within one calendar month of that date, together with my signed legal agreement. At this point, I must also have established a Virgin Money Giving page for the event exclusively for PONTHAFREN.
  3. I understand that failure to complete the PONTHAFREN registration steps by the stated deadlines may mean that I do not receive a PONTHAFREN Charity Place
  4. By accepting a PONTHAFREN charity place, I am committing to raise the minimum sponsorship amount of £1,500 (excluding Gift Aid) by the 13th March 2021 and understand that it is the endeavour of this challenge to raise as much as possible.
  5. I agree to represent and raise money exclusively for PONTHAFREN in this event.
  6. I understand that if the sum of £1,500 has not been paid by the fundraising deadline date, I agree to make up any shortfall myself.
  7. I understand that monies claimed from HMRC for Gift Aid do not count towards my fundraising total.
  8. I understand that I am responsible for organising all aspects of my fundraising and will only use lawful means to fundraise including obtaining any necessary insurances, licenses, consents or permissions (from the relevant local authority if collecting funds on the street or in a public place) and that PONTHAFREN will not accept any liability relating to my fundraising.
  9. While fundraising, I will not do anything that is likely to harm PONTHAFREN’s reputation.
  10. All monies raised in aid of PONTHAFREN must be received by PONTHAFREN.
  11. Should I have to withdraw from the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon I agree to inform PONTHAFREN as soon as possible in writing. I understand that only when my withdrawal is acknowledged, will my minimum sponsorship obligation cease.
  12. I understand that should I withdraw from my PONTHAFREN charity place the registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable and will be retained to cover expenses accrued by PONTHAFREN.
  13. If I start the race but do not cross the finish line, I will still be liable to raise the £1,500 minimum sponsorship (excluding Gift Aid).
  14. If I am forced to withdraw from the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon for any reason, I will need to contact all donors and ask if they are still happy for their sponsorship monies to benefit PONTHAFREN. If not, I must refund all donations to the relevant donors. Where PONTHAFREN is already in receipt of donations, and the donor would like their sponsorship refunding, I will need to instruct them to write to PONTHAFREN requesting a refund of their sponsorship monies giving details of when and how the donation was made and for how much.
  15. I understand that it is my responsibility to complete all of the Virgin Money London Marathon registration steps by their stated deadlines and that failure to do so may result in me being unable to take part in the event. As this will be done electronically via the Virgin Money London Marathon website, I understand I will need to have internet access and access to an email address at some point before this date.
  16. I understand that I am responsible for collecting my race pack from the Virgin Money London Marathon Running Show in the week leading up to the race. Failure to collect my race pack will mean that I cannot take part.
  17. I understand that this event is not organised by PONTHAFREN but by a third party. As such, I agree to adhere to the rules and regulations outlined by the event organisers. These regulations can be found at www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com.
  18. If allocated PONTHAFREN's charity place, I agree that images taken on the day may be used by PONTHAFREN to help promote fundraising efforts.
  19. I give permission for my personal information to be stored and used by PONTHAFREN in connection with the organisation, promotion and administration of this event.
  20. I give permission for my personal information to be passed on to the event organisers by PONTHAFREN for the purposes of the organisation, promotion and administration of the event.
  21. I confirm that the information on this form is complete and correct at time of submission.
  22. I confirm that I will be 18 years of age or older at the time of the event.
  23. All applications are subject to a selection process to ensure that PONTHAFREN charity places are used to best possible effect (at the discretion of PONTHAFREN).