Unsuccessful in getting a ballot place in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2019? You can still secure your guaranteed place by running for London Sport.
Join over 35,000 people and run the world’s most iconic marathon, the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 28 April 2019. Run for London Sport and you will directly support Londoners in a range of underrepresented communities by helping to develop Disability Champions to support deaf and disabled Londoners to become active.
As shared in our An Active Inclusive Capital report 2017, there are 1,400,000 deaf and disabled people in London but just only 21% of them are physically active enough to benefit their health and wellbeing. We have some way to go to ensure that deaf and disabled people in London are as equally active as non disabled Londoners and our runners fundraising efforts can enable some of this change to happen.
We ask our runners to raise a minimum of £1,800 in sponsorship in order to guarantee the place and in return you’ll receive a personalised running t-shirt as well as regular support and advice during your training and fundraising. We have just five places available so be quick and complete the quick form below to register your interest.
Why run the London Marathon 2019 for London Sport?
In the 2018 London Marathon, we had seven runners cross the finish line for London Sport, raising an incredible total of £10,000 between them. We take a look back at what some of these runners had to say about their efforts.
“The London Marathon is arguable one of the world’s most famous races so if you’re going to do one you might as well aim for the top, its something that has been on my bucket list for a while. People will say ‘you’re crazy for doing a marathon’ but surely that’s what a bucket list is all about, doing the extraordinary things in life.” – Stephen Guan
“I crossed the finish line of the London Marathon. I could not believe I did it! A marathon! The whole 26.2 miles! Looking back, I am still pinching myself that I did the event. I have never seen so many people at an event and it was all a mind-blowing, multi-sensory experience!” – Josef Baines
Register your interest below to run the Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 for London Sport. Registration closes at midnight on Sunday 18 November.