2021 Virgin Money London Marathon

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The 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon will take place on Sunday, October 3.

It is set to be the largest marathon ever staged anywhere in the world, with up to 50,000 runners on the traditional course from Greenwich to The Mall and up to 50,000 participants completing the 26.2 miles on the course of their choice anywhere in the world between 00:00 – 23:59:59 BST. It will be televised live on BBC TV and broadcast around the globe. 

The London Marathon is the charity’s biggest fundraising event of the year, therefore it is important for us to raise as much as possible to enable us to keep up the good work, especially during these difficult times.

Your support is vital to the ongoing research and service that we provide at BackCare to so many people who suffer daily with back and neck pain.  Any help and support you can give will be greatly appreciated

If you are interested in running for BackCare email us now events@backcare.org.uk

For more general event information please refer to the event website https://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/


Well done to all of our runners that braved the rain to compete in the virtual 2020 event.  Due to Covid-19 things were very different.  There were elite races that took place on an enclosed looped course in St James’s Park in a secure biosphere, with everyone else, including our runners taking part in The 40th Race by running the famous 26.2 mile marathon distance virtually from anywhere in the world.


You can still support our runners and help them reach their fundraising targets.  You can donate to a specific runner by visiting their fundraising page [below] or donate directly to the charity via our website.

Carl BaileyNicola BrammerMichelle CarrRosemary CopseyJonathan CrockerAndrew GarrattMary HockenhullZoe HughesPaul JonesKate LancefieldSarah MillingtonJane MorganRichard PotterPaul RobertsHamedah ShkokaniVida SpillerAmanda Waters

Read more about our Virtual Runners in this article published in our latest TalkBack magazine.

Listen to an interview with one of our runners, Starts about 3/4 through after jazz guitar music: UK Health Radio interview with Hamedah Shkokani

Listen to the London Marathon’s official coach giving advice on running during the Covid-19 lockdown Watch Now