London Marathon 2020

Sunday 4th October 2020 – Virtual Marathon

As you’re all aware, the COVID-19 pandemic means an unprecedented amount of disruptions into peoples lives. Many of our running events are affected by the outbreak and will not take place as scheduled. The decision has been made based on the Government advice and Health Officials to prevent the virus from spreading.

The London Marathon was planned to take place on Sunday 26th April 2020 is now postponed until Sunday 4th October 2020. The 40th Race will still take place, but for elite runners only. Our charity runners have the option to participate in the virtual Marathon, on the same day to keep the marathon spirit alive and continue to raise vital funds for your wish children.

What are your options?

London Marathon have advised us that our charity places will be redistributed over the next three years (3rd October 2021, 24th April 2022 and 23rd April 2023). In mid-September, the event organisers will inform us how they are allocating our charity spaces over the next three years. We ask for your patience and support and will keep you updated when we have further information.  

If you hold a Ballot place for the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon, the event organisers will email you on the 1st September to outline your options.

London marathon’s future events

Millions of people around the world will stop to embrace this inspiring race. There are thousands of runners who take on the incredible 26.2 miles. Whether you are a competitive runner, fancy dress fundraiser, or you wanted to achieve the ultimate bucket list, the atmosphere during this race day is electric.

Crowds of people will line the streets to support you every step of the way. Live bands will enhance the buzz around this event and our own charity cheer squad will be supporting you at this unforgettable event. 

Our charity team will help make more wishes a reality for children and young people suffering with life-threatening and terminal illnesses. Help support our team so we can deliver more handcrafted wishes to poorly children.

Join our charity team and received the following benefits:

  • A Fundraising Pack
  • A running Vest
  • Lots of encouragement, fundraising support and advice
  • On the day guidance and support
  • Charity hotel information
  • Invite to a free Pasta/Pizza Party meal the night before the marathon
  • Free coach transfer to the start line if you are staying at the charity hotel
  • Making a huge difference to a small charity

If you have any queries please Clare on 01202 514515 or email [email protected]