Virgin London Marathon: coronavirus update
We are so grateful to you all for your ongoing support, and we are so proud to have you on the team. We will be with you every step of this Virgin London Marathon and we promise to keep you updated. For people living with diabetes we also have information and advice on the coronavirus.
Apply for a Charity Place
We are now accepting applications to join our team for the 42nd London Marathon on Sunday, 24 April 2022.
If successful, you will be required to raise a minimum sponsorship of £2100 and pay a registration fee of £50. We will contact you if we are able to offer you a place.
Got your own place for 2021?
Virtual Challenge 2021
We have limited places available in the virtual edition of the 2021 London Marathon. This gives you the opportunity to take on the world’s greatest marathon in your community on 3rd October 2021 over a 24 hour period and earn the coveted London Marathon finishers medal.
Registration fee for a charity place: £10
Minimum fundraising commitment: £200 (excl. Gift Aid)
We will offer:
- Fundraising support and materials from our highly experienced team.
- Full training support including tailored plans and a direct email to the training team
- Personalised running vest and race-day accessories
- On-the-day support including dedicated cheering points, a post-race reception, massage and refreshments.
- Full access to our London Marathon Facebook and Strava groups.
Got any questions?
We would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have. Contact our Fundraising events team on:
Taking part in the London Marathon
For those who don’t know, the London Marathon is an annual race that starts off in Blackheath in Greenwich and ends 26.2 miles later at Buckingham Palace. Around 38,000 people take part, raising money for their favourite causes. It takes in many of London’s famous landmarks.
Can you do a marathon without any training? We don’t recommend it. When you run the London Marathon for Diabetes UK, we provide you with a detailed training plan - and access to our training experts to make sure you have all you need to be able to complete the marathon.
Although many people run the marathon, others walk it. The good news is the course is flat. And if you have mobility issues or know you’ll struggle to run the whole length, walking is an option. You'll find lots of help in our beginner run-walk training plan. If you have a disability or require a support runner, please do get in touch directly with the London Marathon team. You can also speak to our helpline to get support. Call 0345 123 2399 or use the live chat.
If you’ve signed up to run the event for us, and are no longer able to take part, do let us know. There’s a good chance you’ll be able to defer your place until next year. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to go through your options.