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Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

Helen, a 2019 Dogs Trust runner

The Virgin Money London Marathon is London's most iconic sporting event. Running this world-famous marathon is the experience of a lifetime, taking you through the heart of the capital.

The Virgin Money London Marathon is London's most iconic sporting event. Running this world-famous marathon is the experience of a lifetime, taking you through the heart of the capital.

 

Apply to the 2021 public ballot!

For a chance to get a place in the October 2021 London Marathon, apply through the public ballot! The ballot is open from 4th October to 9th October 2020 and you can apply here. If you are successful, join Team Dogs Trust to receive the exact same support and benefits as our charity place runners.

So visit the London Marathon website here to apply.


Key details

Date: Sunday 3rd October 2021
Location: London
Distance: 26.2 miles
Age: 18 or over
Registration fee: £100
Sponsorship target:   £1,900

Questions? Get in touch with the team:

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0207 833 7705


Want to join our team in 2021 with your own place?

If you have secured your own place at the Virgin Money London Marathon through the organisers, we'd love you to use your place to join Team Dogs Trust and help us raise more for the dogs in our care.

Request your fundraising pack today  


How to apply for a guaranteed charity place

All Dogs Trust guaranteed charity places have been taken for the October 2021 due to the deferral of the 2020 event because of the pandemic. If you are interested in going on our reserve list for next October, please email [email protected] and we’ll be in contact if any places comes available.


What do you get from Dogs Trust?

By taking part with Dogs Trust, we will support you every paw of the way

  • We provide a bright yellow Dogs Trust running vest to wear on the day – we’ll even print your name
  • An invite to our post-race charity reception at the stunning Institute of Directors on Pall Mall for much needed refreshments, massages and celebrations with the team
  • Support from our amazing Dogs Trust cheering points on the day
  • Advice from a dedicated London Marathon team to support your marathon journey, including providing promotional items

How will your sponsorship help?

Your valued donations go a long way to look after the dogs at Dogs Trust. Here are some figures to give you an idea of how your sponsorship from this event can help the dogs in our care.

£10 could provide a new training lead for one of our canine residents.

£20 could provide a comfy dog bed for one of our canine residents.

£35.80 could pay for the cost of looking after a dog for a day at a Dogs Trust rehoming centre.

Raise the £1,900 sponsorship target for this event, and this could provide a month's care for one of our canine residents, including weekly veterinary care, neutering costs, vaccinations, microchip, training costs and a comfy bed.

Take on the #TwoPointSixChallenge

If you’re looking for a lockdown challenge, the 2.6 Challenge could be just the thing to help boost your fundraising. Help us continue to care for our four legged friends by joining our Pawesome Team and raise vital funds using the numbers 2 & 6... however you want!

How to get involved