Virgin Money London Marathon and Virtual London Marathon

The 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon is taking place on Sunday 3 October, with a record 50,000 participants running on the streets of the capital, from Blackheath to The Mall.

On the same day, an additional 50,000 people will have the chance to take on the world’s greatest marathon on the course of their choice from 00:00:00 to 23:59:59 BST, wherever they are in the country – building on the success of the first-ever virtual London Marathon last year.

Together, these participants will make history by creating the world’s first 100,000-person marathon – would you like to be one of them?

YHA have a limited number of charity places remaining in the both the main event and the virtual marathon.

London Marathon

We are asking for a £50 registration fee and to raise a minimum of £2,000 in sponsorship.

As part of the team you will also receive:

  • A running top
  • A fundraising and training pack
  • Discounted accommodation in one of our London Hostels the night before the race
  • An invitation to a pre-race pasta party and meet up with the team

Virtual London Marathon

We are asking for a £20 registration fee and to raise a minimum of £200 in sponsorship.

As part of your participation in the virtual marathon you will receive:

  • A YHA running top to wear during your marathon
  • A training guide
  • A fundraising pack with ideas on how to reach your target

Apply now for The Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

Please indicate on the form whether you are applying for a place in the London Marathon or Virtual London Marathon.

How your support helps

£15

could help a low-income family get away for their only break in this terribly difficult year

£40

could pay for a night’s stay for an NHS worker and their partner

£50

could pay for a young carer to grow in confidence through a full day of thrilling activities

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