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Virtual London Marathon 2021

3 October 2021
Registration fee
Minimum pledge

The Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon returns in this year after an incredibly successful 2020, giving you the chance to take part in the world’s greatest marathon on the route of your choice!

***Please note our team for 2021 is now full, however please do get in touch to register your interest and secure a place for the April 2022 Virtual event!***

Running this world-famous marathon is the experience of a lifetime and being able to do it in your own space to help support seriously ill children across the UK, makes it even more special. Together for Short Lives is thrilled to be able to offer places for this iconic event with a new secured date of 3 October 2021.

Alongside the 50,000 runners taking on the 26.2 miles on the streets of London, you’ll be part of the additional 50,000 runners completing the race in a virtual format. You’ll have 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds (from 00:00 to 23:59:59) to complete the 26.2 miles, which you can choose to run, walk or jog – making the event the most inclusive London Marathon ever. You will be part of the biggest marathon on the planet – all from the comfort of your hometown.

Despite being exhausted and advised to give up running and take up cycling, I found that this was an experience… 26.2 miles covered, £2,540 raised for Together for Short Lives and a brilliant day out with some fantastic friends. I even did a personal best! – James, London Marathon Runner 2020

What’s in it for you?

  • A lovely technical running vest or t-shirt with your name on and training resources (water bottle, t shirt, vests etc.).
  • Support from a dedicated account manager and fundraising team at Together for Short Lives, ready to help you in reaching your goal.
  • Regular supporter journey with ideas and information from your Together for Short Lives steward
  • A finishers medal and T-shirt after you finish the event, sent by the race organisers
  • Above all, you’ll be making a difference to seriously ill children and their families with every step you take

The Together for Short Lives team is on hand every step of the way to help you with resources, fundraising ideas and maximising every ounce of your potential. As well as asking friends, family, and colleagues for donations, you can also organise extra COVID-19 safe fundraising activities to reach your goal.

Be one of the 50,000 people to take part in this virtual event – get in touch today and get your place in the Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon 2021 to help support seriously ill children across the UK, at a time when they need it most!

To register your interest and apply for a place on the virtual Together for Short lives team, please follow the ‘book a place’ link to get in touch with Jessy or email on

** If you secure your own place through the Virgin Money Virtual London Marathon’s ballot, we will also welcome you onto our team and help you in your fundraising efforts. When entering the ballot, you can choose which charities you’d like to hear from – we’d love you to choose us! Alternatively, do get in touch with Jessy on the above details.

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