Less than two weeks after the record breaking 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon which saw more than 40,000 people start the race, a staggering 386,050 people have applied to run the 2018 race.
One of the most exciting statistics to come from the entrant figures was that a whopping 58% people who applied have never run a marathon before. Hugh Brasher, Race Director, said
One of our goals is to inspire people to take up sport and it’s fantastic that more than 191,000 people from the UK have been inspired to apply to run a marathon for the first time in 2018.
Another chance to run…
Never run a marathon before and think that 2018 might be your year? Or maybe you’ve run before and can’t wait to do it again? If you’re going to give it a go, why not do it in style? Whether you’re in the ballot or not, hedge your bets with our competition.
Virgin Money Giving have a guaranteed TEN places to give away and one of them could be yours and not only will you win a place to run this amazing event, you’ll win;
- accommodation for the night
- travel to the event on the VIP Celebrity bus
- start from the exclusive Green Start
And if you need a little more inspiration to help you take the leap, here’s 26 seconds worth.