Virgin Money London Marathon

One of the most celebrated marathon event is set to return on April 2019! The race will commence in Greenwich Park and covers some of the famous sights before finishing off in front of Buckingham Palace. This huge fundraising event attracts over 35,000 runners each year and raised £46.7 million for charity in 2008.

People running the Virgin Money London Marathon

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The Virgin Money London Marathon Course

The London Marathon was first held on 29 March 1981. Since this time the event has continued to grow in size, stature and popularity with more than 35,000 runners each year. In all, a total of 746,635 have completed the race since its inception with 35,375 runners crossing the line in 2009.

The course starts in the beautiful Greenwich Park and takes you past London’s famous sights including Cutty Sark, Canary Wharf, Tower of London, Nelson’s Column, Millennium Wheel before finishing in front of Buckingham Palace. 

As a fundraising event, there is no marathon in the world that comes close to the Virgin Money London Marathon. One of the dominant images of the race is that of thousands clad in fancy dress, tramping the cobbles in support of charitable causes dressed as rhinos, football team mascots, giant trees and the like. In 2008 £46.7 million was raised for charity and is the largest annual fundraising event in the world!

Event Location: Greenwich Park, SE10 8QY

Charities & Sponsors

Arthritis Research UK

Email Address: enquiries@arthritisresearchuk.org
Phone number: 0300 790 0400

British Heart Foundation

Email Address: events@bhf.org.uk
Phone number: 0845 130 8663

Cancer Research UK

Email Address: sportsteam@cancer.org.uk
Phone number: 0300 123 5461

Children with Cancer UK

Email Address: info@childrenwithcancer.org.uk
Phone number: 020 7404 0808

CLIC Sargent

Email Address: Not Provided
Phone number: 0845 120 4442


Email Address: contact@mind.org.uk
Phone number: 02085 192122

MS Society

Email Address: helpline@mssociety.org.uk
Phone number: 0808 800 8000

Unicef UK

Email Address: Not Provided
Phone number: 0300 330 5580