London Sport is delighted to offer seven runners the opportunity to take part in one of the capital's most iconic sporting events - the Virgin Money London Marathon. Taking in 26.2 miles of iconic London terrain, last year's London Marathon saw more than 40,000 runners take to the streets, and next year you could be among them, raising money to support London Sport's work in supporting deaf and disabled people in sport.
We are looking for seven runners to put their bodies - and their fundraising skills - to the test in support of our vision of making London the most physically active city in the world. While our focus includes Londoners of all backgrounds, ages and abilities, supporting deaf and disabled people to be better represented in physical activity and sport is a key part of our wider ambitions. With deaf and disabled Londoners significantly less likely to be involved in sport than non-disabled people, funds raised London Sport runners this year will go towards the development of a new project to enable more deaf and disabled people to play a role in leading the future development of the sport sector.
Published last week, our strategic plan for disability in London - An Active Inclusive Capital - includes a range of recommendations around increasing the number of deaf and disabled people represented in leadership roles across the sport sector. Any funds raised by this year's London Sport marathon runners will go towards developing training programmes to become leaders in physical activity and sport, and to follow their chosen career pathways. This is your opportunity to help make London's sport sector a more representative and inclusive place.
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