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Virgin Money London Marathon

Key information

Date: 24 April 2016 Add to calendar/Download iCal
Distance: 26.2 miles




Make it your personal goal to take on this iconic event and put your all into helping sick and vulnerable babies, children with disabling conditions and young lives threatened by rare and devastating diseases for which there is no cure.

Why should you join Team Action?

As part of the team you will receive excellent support before, during and after the race. We will provide you with:

  • full fundraising and training support from your dedicated running team
  • your very own high-quality branded running vest
  • an online sponsorship account that you can personalise with photos and mini-blogs
  • top training advice
  • post-race party with food, drink, masseurs and more
  • noisy cheering parties to help you round the course!
  • fundraising incentives

Charity Places FULL

Our guaranteed charity places are all booked however if you already have your own place you can still join Team Action. Otherwise watch this space for 2017.

Why choose Action?

When Jo was admitted to hospital for emergency surgery 29 weeks into her pregnancy, nobody knew what the outcome would be for mother or baby. Thankfully, Jo and husband Will are now the proud parents of Samuel, who survived being born at just 30 weeks.

To give Samuel’s tiny lungs the best possible chance to develop, doctors injected Jo with steroids for two days ahead of the operation.

“For my family it was a hugely stressful time,” Jo says. “No-one knew what would happen to the baby. I was in a lot of pain so they were very concerned for me, too.”

Read more about Sam’s story here.

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