Virgin London Marathon 2020

Date: 4th October 2020
Registration fee: £50
Fundraising target: £2,500
Location: London

The 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon has been postponed until Sunday 4th October. We are looking forward to cheering all of our amazing Dementia UK runners around the course, as well as congratulating them with a finisher’s party and a sports massage for all their hard work. If you are an own place runner and got your entry through the public ballot, a running club, or good for age entry let us know! We would be delighted to welcome you onto #TeamDementiaUK. We will keep in touch with you, providing plenty of hints and tips about training and fundraising this summer. Please always follow Government advice, particularly around staying home and exercising during this period.

Join over 40,000 participants and run the world’s most iconic marathon through the streets of this amazing capital city.

The Virgin Money London Marathon ballot results will be announced in mid-October. If you’re one of the lucky ones who was successful in gaining a place, or you got your place through a running club, good for age or have a deferred entry we would love to have you join the team by clicking ‘I already have my own place’. As an own place runner, you receive all the same support from our dedicated Events Team as those with the charity place but with no sponsorship target to meet.

Run for us and help provide dementia care until a cure can be found.

When joining #TeamDementiaUK you’ll receive:

  • A dedicated member of the fundraising team to support you to the finish line and beyond
  • Training plans & a training day
  • 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.

Volunteer with us on the day!

Roles vary from making as much noise as possible at a cheer point to making hard-earned cups of tea for runners post event. We’ll provide you with a Dementia UK t-shirt and all you need to bring on the day is your enthusiasm! Please fill in our short volunteer form and we will be in touch with more details.

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