Would you like to get your hands on an official London Marathon medal?
Our runners in the Virtual London Marathon 2021 raised £27.7k to help people affected by GBS & CIDP, and earned themselves a prestigious London Marathon medal in the process! Could you be a virtual marathon hero in 2022?
The charity sector hasn’t experienced too many positives during the pandemic, with most major fundraising events being either cancelled or postponed during 2020 and 2021, contributing to a worrying reduction in income. However, even the darkest clouds have a silver lining, and the emergence of virtual versions of events such as the London Marathon is exactly that.
Always massively over-subscribed, small charities such as GAIN struggle to obtain places in the actual race (we have a silver bond, guaranteeing us one charity place every 5 years!), relying instead on our supporters getting lucky in the public ballot. Not any more! Last year, we were able to obtain 25 places for the Virtual London Marathon, with our runners raising a massive £27.7k between them! Our charity places have been secured for the 2022 virtual event, and we are now recruiting for Team GAIN!
How does it work?
The Virtual London Marathon takes place on 2 October 2022, which is the same day as the actual London Marathon
You can run/walk your marathon anywhere you like, other than the official course in London
The full distance of 26.2 miles must be completed outside (i.e. not on a treadmill, etc.), between 00:00 and 23:59:59 BST on 2 October 2022 and can be broken down into segments during the day if required
Entrants will receive a London Marathon bib, with their entry number, and a finishing tape to cross the line
Everyone finishing will receive an official London Marathon T-shirt and medal
An app will be available to record your progress and prove you have gone the distance
Places cost just £28 (UK residents only)
We ask that you pledge to raise at least £500 for GAIN
Entrants running for GAIN will receive a GAIN logo performance T-shirt or running vest