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Virgin London Marathon 2020

Sunday 4 October 2020
Event organiser:
Third Party

2020 Virgin Money London Marathon postponed 

The race organisers of the Virgin Money London Marathon announced the event that was rescheduled to take place on Sunday 4 October 2020 is cancelled. Instead they will host a race for elite runners on an enclosed loop this year. Next year’s marathon will take place on Sunday 3 October 2021 to allow maximum chance of the event taking place. There is also the opportunity for runners with a 2020 place to be part of the 40th race by completing the 26.2-mile marathon distance on Sunday 4 October from home or wherever you are on a course of your choice.

In addition, all runners will also be able to defer their place to a future London Marathon in 2021, 2022 or 2023.

We will be in touch with all our runners very soon. Please do bear with us as there are many factors outside of our control that will affect decisions going forward. Thank you so much for your patience and support.

The Virgin Money London Marathon has always been an incredible event and we can’t thank our runners enough for their dedication and the effort that has gone into their training and fundraising. 

For the full statement head to the London Marathon website.


Start your fundraising today!

Join our team of amazing fundraisers by taking part in the Virgin London Marathon.

Our fundraising teams are here to support you every step of the way, and make fundraising as easy and fun as possible. We have fundraising ideas for every occasion, how-to guides and great branded materials for you to download.

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Save yourself the hassle of collecting your sponsorship money. It's quick, easy, secure and the donations will come straight to us.

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CHSW is my motivation for running the London Marathon

Sam from Weston-Super-Mare is taking part in his first ever marathon.  People ask me if I need any inspiration or motivation to run and raise money for CHSW? My answer is, I don't. What the charity does is simply unbelievable.

CHSW Event Fundraiser Mandy Ley-Morgan

Need help?

If you'd like to find out more about this event just click the 'ask a question' button to send us an email or give us a call and we'll be more than happy to help.

Call Mandy on 01275 866 600
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Why run for us

CHSW Bristol 10k RunnersRun for Children’s Hospice South West and you’ll get lots in return!

We'll support you every step of the way. You'll receive:

  • A Children's Hospice South West T-shirt
  • Fundraising pack and media support
  • Training tips and advice through our quarterly Run Club eNews

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2016 Virgin Money London Marathon Highlights

As this race is one of the six World Marathon Majors, securing a place can often be a challenge. Our Gold Bond runner application process is now closed for 2020. If you were lucky enough to secure a place in the main ballot, we would love for you to use your own place to run for CHSW alongside our 11 lucky Gold Bond runners.

Join our team at the London Marathon and experience the incredible atmosphere as you run past iconic sights of the capital including Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace We offer our runners a CHSW running vest to wear during your training and on the day. We will also send you a fundraising pack full of top tips and ideas to help your fundraising journey, as well as one to one support from your local community fundraiser

On the day we will be there at our legendary CHSW cheer point on Tower Bridge, between miles 12 and 13, to offer you cheers of support along the way!