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Virgin Money London Marathon runners smash fundraising records

Race Start

As the roads reopen after the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon, runners can reflect on another awe-inspiring and record breaking event. Runners raised over £21.8 million for charity through Virgin Money Giving, the not-for-profit fundraising partner of the London Marathon, and the total is expected to top £25 million as donations continue to come in. The Virgin Money London Marathon …

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Miles of smiles at the Virgin Money London Marathon Expo

If you haven’t been to the Virgin Money London Marathon Expo this year check out these photo’s that will convey the love and energy that we have seen over the last four days. We have been truly moved by the thousands of people we have had the chance to meet. More people grabbing a photo at the entrance to the …

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Virgin Money Giving Smiles at Marathon Expo

The sun is shining outside and inside the Virgin Money London Marathon Expo it’s just as sunny. Thousands of people have passed through the doors today and the atmosphere has been electric. Here’s a few snaps to help you soak up the atmosphere. So many people area taking on a #MarathonChallenge in our Challenge Zone… This game was epic! The …

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The Virgin Money Giving Challenge Zone Fundraising

The Virgin Money Challenge Zone is open and our team is ready to welcome everyone to what can only be described as… Actually we’re not quite sure how to describe it? Fabulous, Fantastic, Fun, Friendly. Take a look at some of the things you can see and do when you visit us at Expo this year. If you take on …

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The Spirit of London Awards

The spirit of the Virgin Money London Marathon

This Sunday the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon will take place celebrating the unique spirit of what is considered the world’s greatest marathon. The marathon shines a light on the unique stories of its runners, champions, volunteers and supporters through its Spirit of London campaign. Last year people from all over the world witnessed Swansea Harrier Matthew Rees helping David …

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Her Majesty The Queen to start to the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon

We are honoured to announce that Her Majesty The Queen will push the start button on the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon. At 10:00am on 22 April, The Queen will step onto a special podium situated in front of the Round Tower at Windsor Castle and push the button which signals the start to this historic race. Live coverage of the …

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Unique Places to watch the London Marathon

Every year thousands of people line the streets to watch the Virgin Money London Marathon. It’s a great experience – but with these insider tips, it’ll be even more special for spectators. With a rush of adrenaline The Thames Rush tour Spectators who want to get their own pulse racing on marathon day should book a seat on the Thames …

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Amazing places you’ll pass running the London Marathon

London Marathon runners crossing Tower Bridge

Alex Werner, head of history collections at the Museum of London, reveals seven slices of history this year’s runners will pass. The Royal Dockyard, Woolwich Church Street Just four miles in and you’ll pass some rather unusual sculptural reliefs of an anchor on its side with a rope wrapped around it on these stone gate piers. You’d be right to …

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Memories of Marathon Day

London Marathon Lady

It’s a bit of an understatement to say that the Virgin Money London Marathon creates a lot of memories. We caught up with a few past runners and asked them what their lasting memorises were from the day. Patrick I’m afraid I’d have to say pain, sorry! I was struggling with an injury but what i do remember was the …

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Win £100 for charity by naming the London Marathon location

Continuing our eight weeks of #marathonchallenge – this week we’re setting three cryptic picture clues which point to a different location on the London Marathon course. Keep an eye on our twitter and Facebook pages for your chance to win £100 for your chosen charity simply by telling us the three locations depicted in the clues. And don’t forget to …

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