2021 Virgin Money London Marathon

3rd October 2021

*Charity applications for the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon are now closed but we are still accepting applications for the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 12th September 2021. Email fundraising@ycmadlg.org for more info!*

The London Marathon is back and we’d love you to run as part of our team! One of the most famous and iconic 26.2 mile courses in the world, by taking part you’ll gain a lifetime membership into the London Marathon finishers club, while supporting vulnerable young people. 

Date: 3rd October 2021

Registration fee: £100 

Minimum fundraising target: £1,500

Starting point: Blackheath 

Download a PDF of the course here

Why should you join team YMCA DLG?

Watch one of our service users, Lauren, explain how she came to YMCA DLG and the difference it has made to her life

How we'll support you 

Join our team and we'll provide:

  • Ongoing fundraising support, with plenty of ideas and tips
  • A free YMCA DLG running vest
  • Enthusiastic cheering teams on the day of the event
  • Motivation! You're supporting vulnerable young people with every step


Email us at fundraising@ymcadlg.org with any questions.


Got a place already? Join team YMCA DownsLink Group today! 

As an own place runner, you’ll receive all the same support as our charity place runners, but there are no sponsorship targets to meet. Thank you for supporting vulnerable young people.    

Other ways you can support

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