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The 2021 Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon

The world’s greatest marathon, from wherever you are – it’s your chance to do the Virgin Money London Marathon race your way!


  • Registration Fee - £20
  • Minimum Sponsorship - £150

Apply now for your chance to join team Blue Cross for the 2021 Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon. Places are limited so to be considered, please complete your application as fully as possible. Together we can really make a difference to the lives of pets!

The Virgin Money London Marathon is the largest annual one-day fundraising event on the planet and it’s now set to be even bigger with a chance for people to complete their marathon challenge locally through this virtual offering. Enabling charities like us to raise even more vital funds for our cause.


The 2021 Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon

We’re inviting you to run the London Marathon your way, joining up to 50,000 runners up and down the UK – and across the planet. The 2021 Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon will take place on Sunday 3rd October and you will have 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds (from 00:00 to 23:59:59 BST) to complete the 26.2 miles, which you can choose to run, walk or jog – making the event the most inclusive London Marathon ever.

A special tracking app for your smart phone will be provided to log your 26.2 miles, provide you with exclusive audio commentary and ultimately earn the coveted Virgin Money London Marathon finisher medal and New Balance finisher T-shirt.

Although you will be running in your local area, you will still receive support from us.

All Blue Cross runners will benefit from:

  • A Blue Cross branded running vest
  • Expert advice from fitness coach Graeme Hilditch 
  • Plenty of fundraising support, ideas and guidance 


A chance to be creative!

Taking part in the Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon, your way, also means you can be creative with the challenge that lies ahead!

Ideas include:

  • Being dropped 26.2 miles from home and running back to a hero’s welcome
  • Completing each mile with a different running buddy, sharing the challenge with friends and family
  • Getting together with a group of friends to walk the 26.2 miles together
  • Creating a unique course that visits the homes of friends and family so they can set up outdoor drinks stations for a refuel and catch-up over an energy bar

The 2021 Virtual Virgin London Marathon points to note:

  • Entrants must be 18 or over on Sunday 3 October 2021
  • All 26.2 miles must be completed on Sunday 3 October 2021
  • The 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon virtual event is not held on closed roads
  • Participants need to observe the current government guidance on social distancing during the event
  • The 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon app, powered by TCS, requires the participant to enable GPS to track their 26.2 miles
  • Tracking information will be used to produce the individual certificate unique to the participant
  • Runners are responsible for their own nutrition and hydration during the event
  • All participants will be asked to upload proof of their time and official results will be published
  • Visit The London Marathon website for comprehensive lists of FAQs for participants

If you have any questions contact the team on 0300 790 9903 or email us.


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