What is it?
Vests of the Best is a fun interactive website that gives your charity a personalised digital London marathon vest.
When you submit your London marathon places to JustGiving, your digital vest will appear on the Vests of the Best clearing website. Runners looking for places can search for your charity’s vest and apply for a place. Anyone who already has a place can start fundraising.
How can I submit my charity places?
I’ve submitted places, what happens next?
We’ll send you an email as soon as someone has applied for a place. Don’t forget to save this email as it includes a link for you to review all your runner applications.
If you accept or decline your runner’s application through this page we’ll send emails to your runners to let them know your decision. If you’d prefer to give your applicant the personal touch, feel free to contact them directly.
Runner application page:
What gets sent if I accept a runner’s application via clearing?
We’ll send the runner this email encouraging them to create a fundraising page:
What gets sent if I decline a runner’s application via clearing?
We’ll send the runner this email encouraging them to apply for another place:
I’ve lost my runner application link
We’ve filled all our London marathon places
Please get in touch with our Charity Support team who will remove the option to apply for your charity from the Vests of the Best website. You can do this via Live Chat or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I find my charity’s vest?
Simply type your charity’s name in the search bar on the Vests of the Best clearing website. Your vests url will be in the address bar of your browser.
Example vests url:
How to promote your charity places using Vests of the Best
Wondering how you can fill more places with your vest? Here's a couple of ways you can share it.
- Share your vest link on twitter with the London marathon hashtag:
'Want to run the #Londonmarathon? We'd love to have you on our team! Apply for your #Londonmarathon place and run one of the world's greatest races with us.'
- Post it on your Facebook and ask people to tag friends who might want to run:
'Want to run the London marathon? We've got places! Tag a friend you'd love to cross the finish line with.’