Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon

The first Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon was held in 2020, when 37,966 runners completed the event, which was awarded an official Guinness World Record title. This year there will be 50,000 runners in the UK running in the virtual marathon.

The virtual 2021 Marathon will take place on Sunday 3 October and participants will have 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds (from 00:00:00 to 23:59:59) to complete the distance, which they can choose to run, walk or jog – participants of all abilities are welcome.

Support for participants

To make each participants journey to the virtual Virgin Money London Marathon Start Line as easy as possible, a large range of support materials and training guidance from the experts will be available on the Virgin London marathon website and on social media channels.

We really want you to experience the same excitement and sense of occasion as those who will be running through the streets of the capital.
An app will allow participants to track and log their 26.2 miles, whilst bring the experience to life with an exclusive audio commentary featuring famous voices providing a memorable soundtrack to the day.

All runners will also be sent an official running number in the post before the event, which they can wear on Sunday 3rd October to ensure they get cheers of support from the communities they run through.

Be Creative

The event strapline ‘Your Run, Your Way’ means you can be really creative.
Why not get dropped off 26.2 miles away from home and run back to a hero’s welcome.
Get a different friend to run each mile with you.
Get together with a group of friends and walk the 26.2 miles.
Set up a course that allows you visit friends and family and their drinks stations.

With loved ones and their community supporting you, you will be part of the biggest-ever celebration of everything the London Marathon embodies – fun, fundraising, fancy-dress and human togetherness, all over the world.

If you would like to be part of Team TBF then please sign up today. There is no joining fee and we just ask that you raise as much as you can.


All you need to do is contact nikkibowdidge@tombowdidgefoundation.org