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Virgin Money London Marathon 2020

Runners at the London marathon

Do something amazing

Make a crucial difference to the lives of older people and be part of the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon with us.

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

Although the physical Virgin Money London Marathon will only be open to elite runners this year, the organisers have launched a virtual challenge to celebrate The 40th Race, which will also take place on Sunday 4 October 2020.

Age UK has places available for this limited access virtual event.

Participants in the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon will have 24 hours to complete the 26.2 miles, from 00:00 to 23:59 on Sunday 4 October. You can run, walk, take breaks and log your race on a new London Marathon app. All finishers will receive a coveted finisher medal and New Balance finisher t-shirt.

If you would like to take part and fundraise for Age UK, get in touch with us at events@ageuk.org.uk before 18 September to secure your place.

About the London Marathon

When: 4 October 2020

Where: Virtual challenge

Distance: 26.2 miles

Why: Change people's lives

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 last year. 

We're here to help

If you're interested in fundraising for Age UK, we would love to hear from you. Email events@ageuk.org.uk

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