London Marathon

Location: Everywhere
Date: Sunday 4 Oct 2020

Sponsorship Target: £500
Distance: Marathon
Accessibility: Suitable for anyone

For the first time ever, you can run the London Marathon your way, joining up to 45,000 runners up and down the UK – and across the world. Your chance to do your race your way.

The virtual 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon will take place on Sunday 4 October and you 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.

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The London Marathon is truly an achievement of a lifetime. One of the world’s most famous marathons, it is also the largest annual fundraising event on the planet – runners have raised over £750 million for good causes since the race began in 1981.

Why join the Back Up team?

  • You’ll receive lots of support from our lovely fundraising team with regular updates, hints and tips to help with your preparation and targets
  • We’ll provide you with a bunch of goodies to help you reach your fundraising goal
  • You’ll receive one of our brightly coloured Back Up T-shirts/running vests to make sure you stand out

If you managed to secure your own place through the public ballot and would like to run for Back Up, then do let us know as we’d love to have you on our team!

“It was a fantastic experience. It’s the best marathon in the world because of the great crowd support and iconic landmarks along the way. I feel great about raising money for Back Up.”

Bret Crossley, 40, Wheelchair racer in the London Marathon


We will be taking photos and videos at the London Marathon for use in Back Up’s fundraising and marketing materials. If you want to find out more about how photos and videos will be used, or if you’re attending this challenge and do not wish to be featured, please contact our fundraising team using the details at the bottom of this page.

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You can find the link to our terms and conditions at the bottom of this page.


If you would like to take part in the London Marathon 2020 or would like more information then please get in touch with Reece on 0208 8875 1805 or drop him an email.