How do I apply for my own place?Back to topEntries to the Bupa London 10,000 2013 Are now open
If you have already secured a place in the run through the race organisers then we would love to have you on the team! You can sign up to Team Macmillan by completing our simple online form. Alternatively please let us know by emailing your details to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us on 020 7840 4915. Once regsitered to Team Macmillan we will send you out a fundraising and training pack and Macmillan running top.
How do I apply for a guaranteed place?Back to top
Guaranteed Macmillan places will be made available later in the year.
How much sponsorship do I need to raise?Back to top
Charity guaranteed place runners
We ask that all our charity guaranteed place runners pledge to raise a minimum of £250 each. This will be due in one month after the event (27 June 2013). Of course we will give you all the encouragement and support you will need to make sure you smash that target.
Own place runners
If you have your own place then we ask you to raise as much as possible. We’ll provide you with the same level of care and support that our charity guaranteed place runners receive.
What is your own place?Back to top
Your own place means that you have registered for the Bupa London 10,000 directly with the race organiser, through the event website
. You would have paid a registration fee of £25 for that place and received a confirmation email from the organisers.
What is a charity guaranteed place?Back to top
A guaranteed place means that you have completed a Team Macmillan guaranteed place application form and have been notified by Macmillan by phone and by letter (as part of a fundraising and training pack) that your application was successful.
You will also be asked to pledge to raise a minimum of £250 in sponsorship for Macmillan.
What kind of support will Macmillan give me?Back to top
When you join Team Macmillan you will be supported throughout your entire Bupa London 10,000 experience. In addition to our initial fundraising and training pack we will send you regular newsletters full of tips to help your prepare for the big day.
You will also be invited to our post-race recovery tent after the race, where you will receive some well-deserved refreshments. And if that isn’t enough, we will give you the loudest support possible around the course from our Team Macmillan supporter points.
Will Macmillan help with my training?Back to top
Of course! When you sign up to run the Bupa London 10,000 with Team Macmillan we will provide you with a comprehensive training pack and regular newsletters full of top tips, including advice from our Team Macmillan patrons. We will also advise you of other useful sources of information to help you prepare for the big day.
What happens if I get injured?Back to top
If you get injured whilst training we recommend you contact your GP, physio or specialist sports injury clinic. They will be able to advise you if you are fit enough to run. If you do need to withdraw you will need to let the race organisers know on 020 7902 0200 as soon as possible for more information. Please also let Macmillan know so we can update our database.
If you are running on a guaranteed charity place then please do let us know as we are able to defer your place to the next year's event.
When will I get my race number?Back to top
The organisers will send you your race pack containing your race number and your running chip around three weeks before race day. These are vital as you will not be able to start the run without them. If they do not arrive, please contact the London Marathon Helpline on 0207 902 0200. Please also let Macmillan know.
Where can I find more specific information?Back to top
Visit the Bupa London 10,000 website
for more information about the event.
What difference will my sponsorship make?Back to top
As a team we hope to raise more than £70,000 at the 2013 Bupa London 10,000. The funds raised from this event will help make a difference to the lives of people affected by cancer. For example:
- £50 could pay for 106 copies of The Cancer Guide. This Macmillan booklet can help someone recently diagnosed with cancer, and their families, to understand cancer, its treatment, and the help available.
- £168 will run CancerLine for an hour. In this time, it will, on average, deal with 11 people affected by cancer, providing them with essential information, practical and emotional support.
- £2,789 could fund a Macmillan Cancer Information and Support officer for one month, providing people affected by cancer with the answers to their questions and talking through their cancer concerns.
- £35,583 will run the Macmillan Benefits Helpline for a month. In this time, it will, on average, deal with 784 cases and identify £1,285,000 in unclaimed benefits.
- £56,167 will run our Nurse Information Helpline for a month. In this time, it will, on average, deal with 2,750 calls and emails from people affected by cancer, providing them with essential information and medical support.
- £97,820 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for two years, giving people living with cancer and their family essential medical, practical and emotional support.