Join Team Dementia UK for the Virgin Money London Marathon

Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

Date: 3rd October 2021
Location: London

Join over 50,000 participants and run the world’s most iconic marathon through the streets of this amazing capital city. This iconic race is scheduled to take place on the 3rd October 2021, and we’ll continue to keep you updated should there be any changes to this. We kindly ask that you follow Government guidelines on social distancing, particularly around staying home and exercise, during this period.

This year the London Marathon is also going virtual with an additional 50,000 participants taking part across the UK and the world this October! If you’d like to join #TeamDementiaUK for the virtual London Marathon, the registration fee is £20 and all we ask is that you raise as much as you can for families facing dementia. This will be the largest most inclusive London Marathon to date, with virtual runners given a day to complete their 26.2miles – their way!

Applications for a Dementia UK Charity Place in the London Marathon have now closed. We still have places available in the virtual London Marathon, or if you have secured your own place then please use the buttons above to let us know.

  • Have you been successful in the public ballot? Join #TeamDementiaUK with your own place by registering here.
  • Want to run London Marathon your way? Secure your place in the virtual event today.
  • If you have any questions, please do get in touch with a member of the team. We’d be very happy to hear from you.

Run with us and help provide specialist dementia care and support to families facing dementia through our Admiral Nurse service.

When joining #TeamDementiaUK you’ll receive:

  • A dedicated member of the fundraising team to support you to the finish line and beyond
  • Training plans and support to get you across the finish line
  • A fundraising guide, as well as fundraising advice, hints, and tips in the build-up to the event
  • A branded Dementia UK running vest for race day!
  • Support from the team on race day
  • A range of Dementia UK fundraising materials (collection buckets, posters, balloons etc.) to make any events you hold look amazing

To anyone thinking of running for Dementia UK next year, I say do it. If you haven’t been affected by dementia, there’s a good chance that at some point in your life you will be, so whatever amount we can raise will help now and in in the future

Chris LittleJohn, who ran the London Marathon for Dementia UK

Chris LittleJohn, Dementia UK runner