ABP Southampton Marathon 2020


ABP Southampton Marathon 2020

Join us

Join Team Macmillan for the ABP Southampton Marathon! This fantastic event offers runners the chance to do a marathon run along closed roads through the heart of Southampton.

The race starts and finishes in the heart of Southampton’s city centre with the run course passing iconic local landmarks including Bargate, QE2 Anchor and St Mary’s Stadium. Sure to be the race highlight will be running both the ascent and more popularly the descent over the Itchen bridge, which will be closed exclusively for this unique event.

How do I enter?

There are two ways to get yourself signed up for the ABP Southampton Marathon.

Secure a Macmillan Charity Place

We would love to have you on the team for next year's ABP Southampton Marathon. We ask that you pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £400 (excluding gift aid) and there’s a £30 registration fee. (The registration fee is payable to Macmillan Cancer Support Trading Limited which is wholly owned subsidiary of Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan Cancer Support Trading Limited donates 100% of its profits to Macmillan Cancer Support each year).

To apply, simply click the ‘Get a Place’ button and complete our online application form.

Get Your Own Place

Public entry for the 2020 ABP Southampton Marathon will soon be open at the official race website. Once you’ve secured your place just click the ‘I have my own place’ button to join us. There’s no minimum sponsorship, just raise as much as you can!

What do I get as part of #TeamMacmillan?

Whichever way you choose to join, as part of Team Macmillan, we’ll make sure you have:

  • Our bumper fundraising pack, access to our online training zone and loads of fundraising tips and tricks.
  • Your free Team Macmillan technical running vest or t-shirt, plus iron on letters to customise your kit.
  • Regular e-newsletters keeping you in the loop in the lead up to race day.
  • And of course... the loudest and most supportive cheerers on the course!
  • Most importantly we will provide you with a reason to put in those months of training and fundraising, because you know that your efforts are going towards improving the lives of people living with cancer in the UK today.

    Why be part of the green team?

    We want to use this amazing event to make a difference. We know cancer can affect everything; your body, your relationships, your money, everything. But we are here to help people live life, no matter what. We give them the support they need to hold on to who they are and what’s important.

    But we can’t do it without you. Join Team Macmillan for ABP Southampton Marathon and we will treat you like the superhero you are from the moment you sign up through to when you cross the finish line. Life with cancer is still a life. Join Team Macmillan and help people live it.

    The minimum age for this event is 18 years old.

    For full terms & conditions click here.

    If you have any questions, email us at running@macmillan.org.uk or call on 0300 1000 200.

    Kick start your fundraising

    Set up your JustGiving Page today.

    Volunteer With Us

    Can't run the event? Why not volunteer instead? Or if you have any family and friends who’d like to come and support you on the day, we’d love them to join our volunteer team! To find out more details about volunteering roles click here.

Individual registration FAQs

How do I register?

Select your chosen event above and click 'Sign up now'.

How much is the registration fee?

The registration fee is £30 for the Marathon distance.

What is the minimum age to take part?

The minimum age to take part in this event is 18. Children aged between 14-17 can still take part as long as they're accompanied by an adult who is 18 or over. The accompanying adult must complete their registration forms and will be asked to sign a parental consent form.

When will registration close?

Registration will close approximately 6 weeks before event date, or when the event sells out. After this date we cannot accept any new registrations for charity places.

I already have my place in this event, can I still run for you?

Of course! Both those with charity places, and their own places are welcome to join our team. We’d love to help you prepare for your event, and send you a fundraising pack, running top and other helpful information for the big day! Please fill in our online form to join our team.

If I can no longer take part, will I get a refund?

Unfortunately, we are unable to give refunds for places after the registration fee has been paid.

Once I have signed up, how do I know my registration is complete?

You will be sent a link to complete your registration form closer to the event. This must be completed at least 6 weeks prior to the event to guarantee your place. Please check your junk folder if you think you have not received this email.

When will I receive my fundraising pack?

You will receive your fundraising pack with running top approximately 2-3 weeks after you have completed your registration on the race organisers website.

Will Macmillan be there on the event day?

Yes, Macmillan will be in the event village before and after the event and will also have a cheer point located on the route. Be sure to look out for the sea of green!


Team registration FAQs

How do I register as part of a team?

Sign up individually and then contact us to say that you are going to be fundraising as part of a team 

Is there a discount for teams? 

No, there is not 

I’m taking part with a team, do we all have to raise the minimum fundraising amount? 

Yes, you will need to raise the minimum fundraising amount of £400 for each member of your team. You can, however, choose to split the total in any way you like between the team if some people are comfortable raising more than others.


Fundraising FAQs

What is the minimum fundraising amount for each event?

We ask you to raise a minimum of £400 to help people living with cancer. This includes anyone aged between 14-17.

Why is there a minimum fundraising amount?

As with any charity, organising these events costs money. The £25 registration fee doesn't cover all the costs Macmillan undertake to be part of this event. The minimum fundraising amount helps ensure the costs of the event are covered and the majority of the money fundraised is spent on our vital services to help people affected by cancer.

What is JustGiving and how do I set up a page?

JustGiving is one of the most trusted platforms for online giving and is very simple to use. Once you've set up your page you can share it with friends, family, and colleagues and they can make an online donation of their chosen amount, and leave you a message. It will also ask if their donation is eligible for Gift Aid.

The money donated to your page comes straight to Macmillan, which means no trips to the bank or hours counting pennies.

What happens if I don't raise the minimum fundraising amount?

It is important that everyone reaches the minimum fundraising pledge of £400 to ensure Macmillan doesn't lose money on your participation and the majority of what you raise helps those affected by cancer.

We provide you with as much help as we can to help you reach this amount, and our Supporter Care Hub is also available on 0300 1000 200 or via email if you want further help. If it gets to a point where you feel you really can’t fundraise anymore then you are welcome to donate the remaining amount yourself.

Can Macmillan help with my fundraising?

Definitely! Once you’ve registered, keep a look out for your Fundraising Pack in the post which should arrive within 2-3 weeks. This includes a comprehensive fundraising guide with advice and ideas on how to reach your fundraising target, along with a sponsorship form and other resources. You can also find information on our website in our fundraising section.

We will also be in touch every couple of months with helpful e-newsletters, and you can email or call our Supporter Care Hub on 0300 1000 200 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) anytime you have a fundraising question. They will also be able to order any materials you may need including collection boxes and buckets, balloons, posters, and extra sponsorship forms.


How will my fundraising help?

£250 could pay for five people living with cancer to attend a health and wellbeing event, providing them with the skills to improve the management of these areas in their lives.

£335 could pay for a Macmillan grant that helps a family affected by cancer take a holiday and enjoy precious time together.

£546 could pay for a Macmillan Social Care Worker for a week, helping patients, family members and carers manage the social and practical problems of living with cancer.

Every £800 we spend on our phone service could lead to our welfare rights advisors on the Macmillan Support Line helping people living with cancer claim up to £31,480 in benefits they are entitled to.

£1,203 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for a week, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.

I have my own placeIf you’ve already secured a place and want to support people living with cancer.
Get a placeFor a guaranteed place we ask that you pay a registration fee of £30 and pledge to raise £400.

Superb support from start to finish.

Tom, Team Macmillan

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