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Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

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Make a crucial difference to the lives of older people and be part of this year's Virgin Money London Marathon with us.

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Take part in this year’s Virtual London Marathon and support older people

Join Team Age UK and take part in the biggest ever marathon on the 3 October as 100,000 take on the 41st London Marathon.

No matter where you are, you can choose your own way of running the world’s most famous marathon. All you need to do is finish within 24 hours on the 3 October!

About the London Marathon

When: Sunday 3 October 2021

Where: London

Distance: 26.2 miles

Why: Change people's lives

Run for Age UK in the Virtual London Marathon

You’ll need to commit to a fundraising pledge of £200, plus a registration fee of £20.

If you have secured your own place in this year’s London Marathon and would like to run in aid of Age UK, or if you are interested in running for Age UK in 2022, please email 

I feel passionately about helping older people and want to do what I can to ensure they love later life. Helping to combat loneliness is something I want to be a part of. 

Ashleigh | Team Age UK runner

I recently lost my nan. She was my biggest supporter and now I want to do something for her. Something she would be proud of.   

Lucy | Team Age UK runner

Why run for Age UK?

When someone's deperately lonely and just needs to hear another voice, we're there for them.

When they've lost the person they love the most, we're there to help them find the strength to carry on.

When an older person is forced to live in a freezing house because they're worried about the cost of heating, we give them the support they need to regain control.

We're here because everyone deserves a place to turn to when times are tough.

And with the support of people like you, we can continue to be there.  

London Marathon 2019

Whether you're running or cheering from the sidelines, it's a great day to be a part of. 

Still need convincing? Watch our video from 2019. 

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If you're interested in fundraising for Age UK, we would love to hear from you. Email

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