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Virtual London Marathon 2021
- 3rd October 2021
- United Kingdom
The 2021 Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon is taking place on Sunday 3 October 2021 and we have 10 charity places for you!
Your run. Your way. For ECHO!
On Sunday 3 October 2021, 50,000 runners will have the chance to be a part of the biggest marathon ever staged anywhere in the world.
The virtual Virgin Money London Marathon will return this year, giving participants the opportunity to take on the world’s greatest marathon on the course of their choice from 00:00:00 to 23:59:59, wherever they are on the planet. Runners in the virtual event will join a record 50,000 participants who will run the traditional Virgin Money London Marathon from Blackheath to The Mall.
The virtual Virgin Money London Marathon was held for the first time in 2020, when more than 37,000 runners, from all corners of the world, completed the race. The final finishing total of 37,966 means it has been awarded an official Guinness World Records title for the ‘Most users to run a remote marathon in 24 hours’.
The Official Virgin Money London Marathon App, powered by TCS, will enable participants to log their 26.2 miles and earn their coveted medal and New Balance finisher T-shirt. As well as allowing them to track and log their run, the app will help bring the virtual experience to life, with an exclusive audio commentary featuring famous voices providing a memorable soundtrack to the day.
Date: Sunday 3 October 2021
Start time: 00:00 – 23:59
Age: 18 years and over
Fundraising target: £200 (or more)
Fees: £30 sign up fee, includes your own training top
How can you run for team ECHO?
At ECHO, we have a limited number of charity places available, so if you would like to take part in this unique challenge at the same time as raising much-needed funds for ECHO please get in touch with us today!
We hope you’ll join the thousands of other participants who’ll be celebrating everything the London Marathon embodies – fun, fundraising, fancy-dress and amazing community spirit – in aid of ECHO heart families.
What a day! Massive THANK YOU to all of you who sponsored me I am forever grateful, I raised a huge amount for an amazing children's heart charity.2019 London Marathon Runner
Why run for ECHO?
By choosing ECHO, you will be making a difference to the lives of children born with heart conditions and their families, through some of the most difficult time they will experience.
The reality is that ECHO rely heavily on events like these to carry out our services, and due to COVID-19, our in-person fundraising events have been cancelled or postponed. We really value every single contribution to help us to continue being there for children, young people and their families when they need us most.
If you run for team ECHO, we will provide you with:
- An ECHO training t shirt
- Ongoing support from our friendly team
- Fundraising tips and guidance
If you have already taken part in the London Marathon or if you are unable to secure a place why not get in touch with us to find out about the other iconic marathons and races that you can take part in for ECHO? Get in touch!