Virgin Money London Marathon
- Activity: Running
- Location: London, UK
- Date: April each year
- Distance: 26.2 miles
- Difficulty: Challenging
- Age range: 18+
The Virgin Money London Marathon takes place on April 23rd, 2017. This fast and flat 26.2 mile race takes you past some of the capital’s most iconic buildings and sights. Cheering crowds line the route, powering you on past the Cutty Sark, the London Eye, Westminster, Buckingham Palace, and much more.
The London Marathon is one of the biggest marathons and the biggest one-day fundraising events. Since the marathon began in 1981, runners have raised a staggering £600 million for charity. Running a marathon is a truly impressive feat and a massive personal achievement, and the London Marathon’s unique atmosphere will ensure that this is a day you’ll never forget.
Link Ethiopia is delighted to have one guaranteed place in the 2017 event. If you would like to register your interest then please do get in touch.
We are asking our potential runner to commit to raising a minimum of £2,500, as well as paying a £100 registration fee which is counted towards the fundraising total.
Undertaking a marathon is no mean feat! Running 26.2 miles requires a super level of fitness, probably attained through a fairly gruelling training regimen! Runners should be aged over 18 on the day of the race.
The London Marathon is a huge undertaking, and we want to be able to offer you support that matches the commitment you've made. You will always be able to talk to us and receive resources and advice about fundraising, and we will try to support you in any other way we can as well!
The London Marathon takes place on 23rd April, 2017, London.
On the day you will need to bring your registration letter in order to get your race number. Comfortable and sporty clothes and shoes will also be necessary.
This event has a fundraising minimum of £2,500. In our experience this is an achievable amount to aim for for this event, and we will be on hand to help you with the resources and advice you need to smash through your fundraising target!
Click here to be taken to the official Virgin Money London Marathon website, and click here to take a look at The Running Bug's useful forum on the marathon.