Virtual London Marathon


We have a very limited number of FREE places in the 2021 Virtual London Marathon! Simply raise a minimum of £100 for the new hospice appeal in return. This event has now sold out and the only way to get a place is via a charity. We will provide you with a Priscilla Bacon Hospice t-shirt or vest to run in and you will receive an official race number to wear. You will also receive a coveted finisher’s medal and London Marathon t-shirt post-event.

If you would like a place, please e-mail Claire at



The first virtual Virgin Money London Marathon was held in 2020, when 37,966 runners completed the event, which was awarded an official Guinness World Records title for the Most users to run a remote marathon in 24 hours. Following on from this success, participants are again invited to run the 26.2 miles their way, joining up to 50,000 runners up and down the UK – and across the world.

The virtual 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon will take place on Sunday 3 October and participants will have 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds (from 00:00:00 to 23:59:59 BST) to complete the distance, which they can choose to run, walk or jog – participants of all abilities are welcome.


While the Official Virgin Money London Marathon App, powered by TCS, will allow all participants to track and log their 26.2 miles, its special features will really help bring the virtual experience to life, with an exclusive audio commentary featuring famous voices providing a memorable soundtrack to the day.

All runners in the virtual Virgin Money London Marathon will also be sent an official running number in the post before the event, which they can wear on Sunday 3rd October to ensure they get cheers of support from the communities they run through.


In addition, those taking part in the virtual 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon will be able to be creative with the challenge that lies ahead – something that’s emphasised by the event strapline: Your Run, Your Way.

Ideas for personalising the virtual experience include:

• Being dropped 26.2 miles from home and running back to a hero’s welcome
• Completing each mile with a different running buddy, sharing the challenge with friends and family
• Getting together with a group of friends to walk the 26.2 miles together
• Creating a unique course that visits the homes of friends and family so they can set up outdoor drinks stations for a refuel and catch-up over an energy bar

With loved ones and their community supporting them, participants in the virtual event will be joining many thousands of runners in the biggest-ever celebration of everything the London Marathon embodies – fun, fundraising, fancy-dress and human togetherness, all over the world.