Run for Evolve

Whatever run, cycle, walk or jump you’re doing, we would love you to use your place to help us change the lives of homeless people in London.

If you entered the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon ballot, let us know if you get your place.

Why run for Evolve?

Homelessness and rough sleeping in London are on the rise, and our work is needed more than ever. With your help, we can provide accommodation and support services to some of London’s most vulnerable people, enabling them to move on to independent living and achieve their full potential.

As a valued member of Team Evolve, we’ll ensure you receive:

  • Ongoing personal support and advice to help you make the most of the opportunity
  • Fundraising ideas and advice to help you raise sponsorship and have the biggest impact for homeless people in London
  • Training guides – from beginners to pros – we’ll coach you through the long winter months
  • An Evolve running t-shirt to train in and to wear on race day
  • An Evolve fundraising pack with more fundraising ideas and information to help you explain to your family, friends and colleagues why you’re running for homeless people in London
  • Social media support and ‘shout outs’
  • Updates on our work and stories about some of the people you’ll be helping
  • Opportunities to meet some of our customers and staff teams, including attending ‘breakfast and lunch clubs’ in our homeless hostels in London
  • A brilliant race day experience – with Evolve staff and volunteers dotted along the route, cheering you every step of the way
  • A ‘congratulations and thank you’ reception by Evolve staff and volunteers once you’ve crossed the finish line

As a ballot place runner, we do not require any minimum sponsorship. We would just ask you to aim for a target of £1,500 and would naturally support you all the way to smash that figure.

Do let us know if you have a place and would like to run for us. And if you didn’t secure a London marathon slot this time but still have the marathon twitch, we’d love you to consider running another race for us.

Other events to get involved and support our work:

  • Royal Park Half Marathon 
  • Vitality London 10,000 
  • Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 19
  • Great North Run
  • Great South Run

We’d love to welcome you to #TeamEvolve

Please email or call Jasmine, our Challenge Events Officer, at or 020 7101 9960

To find other ways you can fundraise to help our vital work with homeless people in London, click here.

To volunteer to help at one of our hostels for homeless people in London, click here.