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Man and woman running the marathon for Age UK

A huge thank you to everyone who helped make Virgin London Marathon 2016 such a special day!

We had 107 amazing people running for Team Age UK. You can read some of their inspiring stories or scroll down for the story of the day as told through the tweets, photos and messages of the Age UK volunteers and runners.

Virgin Money London Marathon 2016 highlights video

Run the London Marathon for Age UK

We're looking for runners to join Team Age UK for Virgin Money London Marathon 2017.

If your place of work is currently working in partnership with Age UK, then please contact your companies charity co-ordinator to find out on how to apply or email

If you would like to apply for a charity place with Age UK, please download the form and email it to We have a registration fee of £100 (VAT included) and a fundraising target of £1850.

Virgin London Marathon 2017 application from (DOC 1 MB)

Why run the London Marathon for Age UK?

Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life

We believe in a world where everyone can love later life and we work every day to achieve this. We help more than 5m people every year providing support, companionship and advice for older people who need it most. Find out more about what we do.

We will support you every step of the way

Being part of Team Age UK means we will support you every step of the way. We will provide you with:

  • A fundraising pack crammed full of tips and ideas
  • Contact with our Age UK marathon coach
  • Team training day
  • A recovery reception after the race - free hot food and massage for runners.
  • Personalised Age UK running vest
  • Support with training and fundraising.

The story of Virgin Money London Marathon 2016

Further information

For more information: Call Age UK on: 0800 169 8787