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21 August 2020

Ready to run a marathon?

UPDATE: Places now allocated. If you’re interested in taking part in future running events please email


Have you or anyone you know ever wanted to run the London Marathon? Well now’s the chance – well, sort of. The physical event is cancelled for non- Elite participants but as this year is the 40th anniversary of the ‘World’s best marathon’, organisers are offering a virtual race on 4th October. It’s the marathon but with a twist.

Participants will have 24 hours to complete the 26.2 miles in their garden, park, usual running route, etc from 00:00 to 23:59 on Sunday 4 October.

They can run, walk, take breaks and log their race on a new London Marathon app. We can request places in this virtual event for runners to take part and raise funds in this landmark, 40th race.

Unfortunately, there are no guarantees that we would get all the places we request. If you or someone you know is interested, please email All we ask from anyone taking a place is a £20 registration fee and that they raise as much as they can. The registration fee will only be required if a place is confirmed.