Even though the dust is still settling from the 2017 London Marathon, it is already time to look forward to 2018's!

Ataxia UK has 5 Golden Bond charity places for the 2018 marathon, and applications for these places are now open. However, we ask that everybody who applies for one of our Golden Bond places demonstrates their dedication to running for Ataxia UK by first applying to the public ballot. 

If you have applied for the public ballot and want to be considered for our Golden Bond team, then please download this form, fill it in and send it over to [email protected] 

We always receive a great number of applications for our Golden Bond places, and the standard of entries of previous years has been incredibly high. To give yourself the best chance of success, please tell us as much as you can about your ties to ataxia; any previous fundraising that you have done for the charity and/ or other charities; your experiences as a long distance runner.

Applications close on 20 September and we'll be announcing the successful candidates in the first week of October. Best of luck, everyone!