London Marathon - Virtual and Event places available - 3rd October 2021

Take on the iconic London Marathon and do something amazing for your local Hospice!

The Virgin Money London Marathon is the largest annual fundraising event on the planet - runners have now raised more than £1 billion for good causes since the race began in 1981. 

This year there will be 50,000 people running the traditional London Marathon route and 50,000 people running the marathon virtually in their own way on Sunday 3rd October 2021. 

Become a local hero and run the London Marathon for St Wilfrid’s Hospice! Join #teamwilf and every mile you run and every penny you raise will help us continue supporting local patients and their loved ones with first-class end of life care.

Running the 2021 Virtual London Marathon - register now for a charity place!

We still have places! Get one of our official virtual London Marathon charity places and get an official running number, finisher's medal, t-shirt and exclusive access to the running app for the big day.

Run, walk or mix it up! You have up to 24 hours to complete the marathon route of your choice and use the app to officially log your times. The app will have exclusive content for motivating you and supporting your miles. 

Registration fee: £15

Fundraising target: £100 and above 

Sign-up deadline: Wednesday 18th August 2021 at 5pm

Register now! Click the button below to sign up and make your virtual marathon place count. Why not sign up with a friend or running buddy and achieve something amazing for St Wilfrid's together!

Running the 2022 London Marathon Road Race - apply for a charity place!

Applications for our 2021 charity places in the London Marathon road race have now closed.

If you are keen to run the iconic London race for St Wilfrid's, then we have exclusive charity places in the 2022 event on Sunday 24th April 2022.

We will be opening our applications this summer, so please register your interest by emailing the fundraising team at and we will send you an application form. We can't wait to hear from you!

Use your 2021 Ballot Place

Run for St Wilfrid’s Hospice and make your ballot place count!

The official 2021 London Marathon ballot has now closed and results were announced the week of 8th February 2021. Please see the London Marathon website for more information.

If you have entered and are lucky enough to secure your own place through the ballot, or if you have a Good for Age place in the 2021 London Marathon, then we would love for you to use your own place to run for the Hospice.

As part of #teamwilf you will receive the exact same support as our charity place runners and we will be here to support you reach your own fundraising goal.

Contact the fundraising team on 01243 755184 or email and join our 2021 London Marathon team and make a difference to local lives!

Your fundraising support

With plenty of support from our dedicated team, we’ll make sure you feel as prepared as possible before the big day. As part of #teamwilf and the official London Marathon you will receive:

  • Full fundraising support from our dedicated fundraising team
  • A St Wilfrid’s Hospice running vest to wear on the race day as well as the official London Marathon finisher's t-shirt after the run
  • Official London Marathon finisher medal 
  • Hints and tips live sessions with a professional local running coach
  • Expert diet and training advice
  • A pre-race get-together with your fellow St Wilfrid’s team members
  • Post-marathon celebration with all of #teamwilf!