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Take on the  world's most famous 26.2 miles wherever you are in the UK

This October, 50,000 runners will have the chance to be a part of the biggest virtual marathon ever staged anywhere in the world. Sands has secured a limited number of places in this exclusive event - make one of them yours by joining #TeamSands today.

The virtual Virgin Money London Marathon gives participants the opportunity to take on the world’s greatest marathon on the course of their choice from 00:00:00 to 23:59:59, wherever they are on the planet.

Held for the first time in 2020, the event saw more than 37,000 runners, from all corners of the world, completed the race. This number means it has been awarded an official Guinness World Record - will you be part of the effort to beat it this year?

Secure a charity spot

Unfortunately, our charity places for this event are now full. Do check out our events page for other options, or find out about our very own virtual marathon, My Marathon My Way here.

Use your own place

If you were lucky enough to secure your own place in the virtual London Marathon 2021, let us know by emailing teamsands@sands.org.uk or completing this short form. We'd love to welcome you to the team!

Be part of #TeamSands

As part of #TeamSands you will receive:

  • a bespoke Sands running vest, to wear with pride on race day!
  • support from a dedicated contact in our Fundraising team to help you achieve your target
  • training advice and tips to ensure you are fully prepared ahead of race day
  • our Sands fundraising pack full of ideas and advice


Check out some FAQs for the event by heading to the organiser's website here.

If you have any questions not answered, simply get in touch with us by emailing teamsands@sands.org.uk or calling 020 3897 6092

Through taking on this legendary race in a new virtual way, you will raise much needed funds to help us prevent more babies from dying and meet the growing need for our support services. Thank you.

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