Published: 26 April 2021 

Updated: 27th July 2021

The 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon is taking place on Sunday 3 October 2021, with a record 50,000 participants running on the streets of the capital, from Blackheath to The Mall.

On the same day, an additional 50,000 people will have the chance to take on the world’s greatest marathon on the course of their choice from 00:00:00 to 23:59:59 BST, wherever they are on the planet – building on the success of the first-ever virtual London Marathon last year.

Together, these participants will make history by creating the world’s first 100,000-person marathon – would you like to be one of them?

We have a limited number of charity places available in the virtual 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon, so if you’d like to take part in this unique challenge while raising much-needed funds for Community Southwark, please get in touch with us today by emailing [email protected] We are keen to hear from all runners able to fundraise at least £227 for Community Southwark. 

You’ll find more information about the event, as well as ideas and inspiration for creative ways to take part in a virtual marathon, plus training and nutrition advice, at

We hope you’ll join the thousands of other participants who’ll be celebrating everything the London Marathon embodies – fun, fundraising, fancy-dress and amazing community spirit – in aid of Community Southwark.

Support our runners

If you aren't able to run, please consider supporting our runners with a donation:

Krzysztof Mikata-Pralat - please give via this link and remember to leave a comment saying that this is in support of Chris's marathon run.