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Virtual London Marathon 2021 – Your Run Your Way!

October 3 @ 12:01 am - 11:59 pm


Hospice of the Valleys is super excited to announce it has secured 3 charity spaces for the Virtual London Marathon taking place on Sunday 3rd October.


“The world’s greatest marathon, from wherever you are – it’s your chance to take part and Run Your Way!



The Virgin Money London Marathon – Your Run Your Way!

Virgin London Marathon organiser’s are inviting participants to run the London Marathon your way, joining up to 100,000 runners up and down the UK – and across the world.

The virtual 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon will take place on Sunday 3rd October and participants will have 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds (from 00:00 to 23:59:59 BST) to complete the 26.2 miles, which you can choose to run, walk or jog – making the event the most inclusive London Marathon ever.


Support for participants

Although The Race will be run remotely, participants will still receive support and advice, both on event day and during the lead-up to it.

As well as allowing you to track and log your 26.2 miles, the Virgin Money London Marathon app, powered by TCS, will help bring the virtual experience to life, with an exclusive audio commentary featuring famous voices providing a memorable soundtrack to the day.

In addition, a huge range of support materials and training guidance from Virgin Money London Marathon experts will be available on their website, via newsletters and on social media channels – including Facebook Live Q&A sessions.


A chance to be creative!

Taking part in the Virgin Money London Marathon Your Run Your Way, also means participants can be creative with the challenge that lies ahead!

Ideas 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 your community supporting you, participants will be joining thousands of runners in a celebration of everything the London Marathon embodies – fun, fundraising, fancy-dress and amazing community spirit.


The 2021 Virgin London Marathon points to note 

  • Entrants must be 18 or over on Sunday 3 October 2021
  • All 26.2 miles must be completed on Sunday 3 October 2021
  • The 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon virtual event is not held on closed roads
  • Participants need to observe the current government guidance on social distancing during the event
  • The 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon app, powered by TCS, requires the participant to enable GPS to track their 26.2 miles
  • Tracking information will be used to produce the individual certificate unique to the participant
  • Runners are responsible for their own nutrition and hydration during the event
  • All participants will be asked to upload proof of their time and official results will be published
  • Visit Virgin London Marathon website for comprehensive lists of FAQs for participants
  • Iconic Virgin London Marathon finishers medal and t shirt



Applications must be received by 31st March 2021.




Got your own space and want to raise funds for Hospice of the Valleys?

If you are lucky enough to gain a space through open sign up and would like to run for the Hospice, then please get in touch and let us know.  We can start supporting you straight away.

As an own space runner, you will receive all the same support from our dedicated fundraising team as those with the charity space, but there is no sponsorship target to meet.  Our patients and their families are always so grateful for your support and for any funds you can raise for them.

Whether you’re a seasoned or first time runner, Hospice of the Valleys will be there to support you.



As part of #TeamHospiceoftheValleys you will receive;

  • Your FREE technical running t-shirt,
  • Support from your dedicated fundraising team member with hints and tips to maximise your fundraising,
  • Fundraising materials to help you along the way; sponsorship forms, support to set up your on-line giving page, balloons, banners, posters,
  • Regular communications and a good luck video prior to the event,
  • Support through social media to raise awareness of your challenge and fantastic effort,
  • Marathon training and preparation plan,


If you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to contact Amanda Chard on 01495 717277 or by emailing fundraising@hospiceofthevalleys.com



Reasons to do it…

There are many reasons to run the Virgin Money Virtual London Marathon for Hospice of the Valleys – whether it’s in memory of a loved one, because you, or a family member or friend has received support from the Hospice, to push and challenge yourself or simply because you need somewhere to wear your costume….What are you waiting for?


Thank you from everyone here at the Hospice!




Thank you from everyone here at the Hospice!






October 3
12:01 am - 11:59 pm
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