Virtual London Marathon 

Take on the London Marathon in your local area!

The London Marathon is one of the biggest fundraising events of the year, with charities like Shine benefiting hugely from the incredible efforts of our active challengers.

In 2021, the Virgin Money London Marathon is set to be the biggest ever with 100,000 participants taking part across the world. 

While 50,000 will take on the famous central London route, another 50,000 will complete their own marathon in their local area.  

If you have always wanted to complete the London Marathon, but never thought you’d be able to, this is the race for you.  

Charity Places 

Shine have a limited number of charity places. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis so act fast to avoid disappointment.  

Would you like to take part?

Registration Fee: £10  

Sponsorship Target: £200 

Date: 03/10/2021 

Location: Anywhere you want 


To complete the virtual London Marathon, you must complete 26.2 miles between 00.00 and 23.59 on Sunday 3 October 2021.  

You have 24 hours to complete the route and can take as many rest stops as you need making this the most accessible London Marathon ever. 
On the day, you’ll have exclusive access to the official Virgin Money London Marathon App which will enable you to track your distance. The app will also help bring the virtual experience to life, with an exclusive audio commentary featuring famous voices providing a memorable soundtrack to the day. 

After the race, you’ll receive the coveted London Marathon medal and T-shirt through the post to add to your collection.  

When you join Team Shine you will receive:

  • Shine running vest or a T-shirt 
  • A fundraising pack with tips and ideas 
  • Ongoing support from our dedicated fundraising team to help you reach your target   

Whether you want to wheel, walk or run, we would love you to join Team Shine. 

Complete the form below to find out more and claim your place.   
Our charity places for the 2021 live event are now full. However, applications are now open for the 2022 event. To find out more and apply for a place, click here



How would you like Shine to contact you in the future?

In addition to news, updates and invitations, Shine would also like to email you with information about ways you can support the charity and our work in the future. This may include:

• Ways to donate or raise money for us

• How to get involved with campaigns

• Volunteering opportunities

To do so, we need your consent. If you would like to become a supporter of Shine and receive emails from us about upcoming appeals and opportunities, please tick the box below.

Donate Become a member