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Virgin Money London Marathon
run the Virgin Money London Marathon
If you're looking for an amazing challenge for a great cause - then you're in the right place! Join #TeamOB and know that your fundraising will make a huge difference to the lives of young people living in the UK today.
Changes in 2020/2021: Covid-19 update
Because of COVID-19 there are changes to the 2020 and 2021 marathon plans. Only the elite racers will run in London in 2020. All other runners are encouraged to complete the 26.2 miles close to their home on Sunday 4 October formally logging their efforts on a new London Marathon app.
In 2021 runners will take to the streets of London on Sunday 3 October. If you'd like to register your interest in running the London Marathon in 2021 to raise money for The Outward Bound Trust, please follow this link...
If you were one of our confirmed runners in 2020 and have not already contacted Kristina with your preference around next steps please do so now.
2020 marathon: run from home
The organisers of the Virgin Money London Marathon have decided that due to the impact of COVID-19 the 2020 event will not be taking place in its usual capacity. Only the elite races for men, women and wheelchair athletes will take place on Sunday 4 October 2020 on a closed loop in St James's Park. You can read the full statement from the London Marathon team here.
If you had a place to run for Outward Bound in 2020 you have the option to run the event from afar on race day AND defer your official place to either 2021, 2022 or 2023. If you are one of our 2020 runners and have not already contacted Kristina with your preference around next steps please do so now.
If you don't already have a place for 2020 there are a limited number of places available in the virtual Virgin Money London Marathon. Entries will be open on a first-come, first-served basis on Wednesday 26 August.
Please refer to the official Virgin Money London Marathon FAQ page for more details.
Run for Outward Bound and you'll get...
- Full fundraising support and advice on successful ways to raise your sponsorship
- A full training programme and email coaching advice
- An Outward Bound running vest and t-shirt
- Two great cheering spots for friends and family to support you on the day
- A fantastic reception near the finish line with food and drink for all runners
- A free sports massage to help you recover after the race.
Why run for us?
The Outward Bound Trust is a charity with a difference. Our mission is to help young people to defy their limitations through learning and adventure in the wild.
Over 25,000 young people come on an Outward Bound programme every year. We use the mountains, lakes and rivers on our doorsteps to develop skills such as confidence, self-motivation and resilience. Skills that young people need to succeed in education, work and throughout their life.
You can help us
With 1 in 10 young people aged 16-25 in the UK not in education, employment or training our work has never been more important.
Join #TeamOB and run the Virgin Money London Marathon for Outward Bound. You can help us to change young people's lives for the better.
Register your interest for 2021
Fill in this short form if you're interested in running the Virgin Money London Marathon in 2021 to raise money for Outward Bound. We'll then be in touch with more information later in the year. Please note: completing this form and registering your interest does not guarantee you a place.
Supporting you every step of the way
Excuse the pun, but taking part in any running event is a marathon and not a sprint! And we know that lots of people can find the fundraising as challenging as the running. Our aim at Outward Bound, is to make your life as easy as possible by guiding you through the 'ins and outs' of training and fundraising.