London Marathon & Virtual London Marathon 2021

Helen, a 2019 Dogs Trust runner

The 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.

This year, the organisers have planned a virtual event to coincide with the physical event in central London, so even more people can take part in this special marathon. So 2021 will see a record number of 100,000 people taking part!


Key details for London Marathon

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 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  


Key details for Virtual London Marathon

Date: Sunday 3rd October 2021
Location: Anywhere!
Distance: 26.2 miles
Age: 18 or over
Registration fee: £20
Sponsorship target:   £150

Apply for a charity place today!

To sign up for a Dogs Trust charity place in the Virtual London Marathon, please click the register now button below.

Register for the Virtual London Marathon  

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

Got a place in the Virtual London Marathon already? If you already have a place through the organisers, please complete the form below.

Request a fundraising pack today  


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.