Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

3rd October 2021
Open for registration
Key event info
Date: 3rd October 2021
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Distance: 26.2 miles
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Virtual Virgin London Marathon

How would you like to be a part of this inclusive event where approximately 100,000 people will be running or walking all on the same day? You can now do it your way and join our Virtual London Marathon team!

You have 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds to complete the marathon (from 00:00 Sunday October 3rd) and it can take place anywhere outside where a GPS signal is available. Feel free to get your friends to apply for a place too - you can then motivate each other when training and fundraising!

Not only will you have one of the most amazing days of your life, but your support can help to change the lives of some of the poorest people around the world. From developing long term solutions to hunger and poverty, to delivering emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, your support will help those who need it most.

What we offer

Once you've signed up you'll receive:

  • A CARE technical t-shirt, perfect for running as it wicks away sweat to keep you cool
  • Fundraising support and training tips in the lead up to the event
  • Your bib numbers in the post before the event
  • New Balance finishers t-shirt and epic medal from the London Marathon upon completion! 

By joining CARE's Virgin London Marathon team, you will support CARE International, to help women and girls to break the cycle of poverty – because when one woman works her way out of poverty, she brings her family and community with her.

Please note, if you do register to run for CARE, Gift Aid cannot be included in your fundraising total. Gift Aid is a scheme designed by the government as a great bonus for charities where it can be claimed, but it also not guaranteed, therefore Gift Aid is not included in the minimum sponsorship for any CARE fundraising event.

For more information about what you can expect on the day of the Virtual London Marathon, visit the official webisite here.

If you've received a virtual ballot place, we'd love for you to join our team and fundraise for CARE! Drop us an email at to get in touch.

Read our T&Cs here.

I never thought I'd receive a marathon medal in my life - I'm not a runner at all so I walked it in around 8 hours with my friends and I'm super proud of that achievement! - Maria, Virtual participant 2020 & CARE International UK staff member

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