Virgin Money London Marathon

Virgin Money London Marathon

Last minute dropout for the London Marathon 2021

We have a rare chance for you to run the 2021 London Marathon on 3rd October! One of our team has had to drop out, so we’re looking for a replacement who can race to success and raise £2,250 to support 9 families to benefit from a break. Hurry, this place will go quicker than Mo Farah. Apply now!

Take part in the 2021 Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon for the Family Holiday Association

This year you can take part in the iconic event wherever you are on Sunday 3rd October! You’ll have 24 hours to complete the distance of 26.2 miles on course of your own choice, and if you complete it you will receive a T-shirt and official finisher medal.

By taking part in the virtual event, you will receive the same support in fundraising and training as our charity places. In return, we ask that you pay a registration fee of £20 and raise a minimum of £250. The money you raise will give one family in a difficult situation a short break, along with some expenses to help make their time away extra special!

Apply for your place in the Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon for the Family Holiday Association today!

Apply for a virtual place




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Your own place in the 2021 ballot

If you have our own place in the 2021 event, we’d be delighted for you to join our team!

As an own place runner you will receive the same support in fundraising and training as our charity places, but you set your own sponsorship target.

Whilst we don’t set a minimum fundraising target for ballot place runners, we ask that you raise as much as possible.

Raising £1,000 means you will help 4 families to get a much-needed short break, or you’ll give 20 families the chance to have a day out of fun.

A target of £1,500 means that you’ll give 6 families the fantastic experience of time away from home, or you’ll help 30 families have a great day out.

We appreciate all your support and the funds that you raise  – email Coral about fundraising for us today!

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Apply for a charity place in the 2022 event

Due to the impact of COVID19, the 2020 event was not able to go ahead and all Family Holiday Association runners have been offered the opportunity to run in 2021. Whilst that means we currently have no new places for 2021 we are recruiting now for 2022.

Registration fee: £100

Fundraising pledge: minimum £2,250 (excluding Gift Aid)

To apply for a place in the 2022 event please complete our application form here.

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Why run the Virgin Money London Marathon for the Family Holiday Association?

As a Family Holiday Association runner, you will receive support from us throughout the lead up to the event, as well as the following benefits:

  • a place in one of the world’s most famous sporting events
  • a personalised charity running top to wear on the day
  • fundraising tips and ideas
  • training and nutritional advice
  • an invitation for you, your family and close friends to join our post-race pasta party – this includes a free massage from one of our professional massage therapists (sorry, runners only!)

You will be raising money to help struggling families benefit from a much-needed break. For many, it will be the first time they have ever spent time away from home, seen the sea or played in the sand.

“If you want to run the London Marathon, you must do it for this charity. The Family Holiday Association were fantastic and made the experience unbelievable, not only for me but for my whole family. They couldn’t do enough for us all and allowed us to make memories to cherish forever”
– London Marathon 2019 runner