Virtual London Marathon 2021

Your run. Your way. Sign up today and #LetTheKidsWin!

You can be part of this iconic event by running 26.2 miles in your local community and fundraising for Children 1st. As long as you start and finish between 00:00 and 23:59 on Sunday 3 October, you can break your virtual marathon down into as many sessions as you like, wherever suits you. Runners in the virtual event will join a record 50,000 participants who will run the traditional Virgin Money London Marathon from Blackheath to the Mall.

The official Virgin Money London Marathon app will enable you to log your 26.2 miles and earn a coveted medal and New Balance finisher T-shirt. It will also bring the virtual experience to life, with an exclusive audio commentary featuring famous voices providing a memorable soundtrack to the day.

The virtual Virgin Money London Marathon was held for the first time in 2020, when more than 37,000 runners, from all corners of the world, completed the race. The final finishing total of 37,966 means it has been awarded an official Guinness World Records title for the 'Most users to run a remote marathon in 24 hours'.

Fill out the form below to register for your charity place with Children 1st. You will get your own Children 1st t-shirt to proudly wear on the day with lots of training tips and tricks. We will be there to help you every step of the way.

The minimum sponsorship target for this event is £150.

Why Children 1st?

When you sign up for a charity place with Children 1st we will provide you with:

  • A welcome pack with sponsor forms and helpful information to kick start your fundraising.
  • A Children 1st t-shirt to wear proudly on the day of your race.
  • Training hints and tips to help you reach your potential.
  • Dedicated support from a member of our fundraising team to help you every step of the way.

Now more than ever, Scotland’s children and families need your support, as they face the additional stresses and challenges of recovering from the impact of coronavirus. We will continue to be there providing practical and emotional support to give them help and relief.

Our work to keep Scotland’s children safe will continue to be needed more than ever.

What our participants say:

“I’ve loved the experience. The encouragement and support of Children 1st has been amazing."

“Brilliant support throughout the event, really good team. Thank you very much.”


This event is not connected to Children 1st and so decisions on the event going ahead are made by the event organisers directly. Your safety is our utmost priority and we urge you at all times to follow COVID-19 government guidelines. 

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Virtual London Marathon 2021
Event Details

Location: Wherever you are!
Date: 03-10-2021
Contact Name: Community Fundraising Team
Contact Number: 0345 10 80 111
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