Virtual London Marathon 2021

Virtual London Marathon 2021

Your Race. Your Way.

The virtual Virgin Money London Marathon will return in 2021, giving you the opportunity to take on the world’s greatest marathon on the course of your choice, wherever you are on the planet, whatever time you choose during October 3rd!

We would love for you to take on this massive challenge, and save young lives! Taking part in the Virtual London Marathon and raising vital funds for PAPYRUS really will make a real difference to young people in 2021.

Runners in the virtual event will join a record 50,000 participants who will run the traditional Virgin Money London Marathon from Blackheath to The Mall.

The virtual Virgin Money London Marathon was held for the first time in 2020, when more than 37,000 runners, from all corners of the world, completed the race. The final finishing total of 37,966 means it has been awarded an official Guinness World Records title for the ‘Most users to run a remote marathon in 24 hours’.

Please note: due to the ongoing pandemic, there may be changes made to events that are out of PAPYRUS’ control. If any changes are made, such as a change in date, we will endeavour to inform you as soon as possible.

Date: 3rd October 2021

Start time: 00:00 – 23:59

Age: 18 years and over

Fundraising Target: £150

Entry deadline: 10th August 21

You can find more information and FAQs here.


Fundraising for PAPYRUS is rewarding and makes a huge difference to young people living with thoughts of suicide – each £5 you raise can help pay for a life-saving call, text or email to HOPELINEUK.

What Happens Next?

Fill out the form opposite to be entered into our ballot for a place on The Virtual London Marathon

Our fundraising team will be in touch with you to let you whether you have been successful or not within two weeks of submitting your ballot.

If you are successful in your ballot entry, you will receive:

A welcome email & fundraising toolkit from our friendly fundraising team
A sports vest or t shirt to wear on the day
Support from our dedicated fundraising team to help you reach your target

Already have your own place?

That’s great news – you can still join Team PAPYRUS and raise vital funds for our life-saving services. There’s no minimum sponsorship amount, as you have purchased your own place, we just ask that you raise what you can and help save young lives! Email the team on to let the team know, and you will receive a fundraising toolkit, running vest or t shirt.

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Event Date: 03/10/2021

    Virtual London Marathon Ballot

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