Tag Archives: Marathon

Tell us your favourite running excuse and win £100 for charity

Continuing our eight weeks of #marathonchallenge – this week we’re inviting people into the London Marathon confessional to tell us about their best “running excuse”. Keep an eye on our twitter and Facebook pages for your chance to win £100 for your chosen charity simply by telling us the number one excuse you give yourself to avoid training. And don’t …

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Winners selected: Guess the fancy dress and win £100 for charity

*The winners of this competition have now been contacted. We’re kicking off eight weeks of #marathonchallenge by asking you to guess some of the iconic fancy dress costumes seen at the Virgin Money London Marathon over the years. Keep an eye on our twitter and Facebook pages for your chance to win £100 for your chosen charity simply by guessing …

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The insider’s guide to fundraising; Emma Manton

The start of the year can be a tough time for those trying to raise sponsorship for taking part in the Virgin Money London Marathon. The first rush of excitement about winning a place has gone, but April and the start line seem a long way off. How do you keep the pledges coming in? Running.London speaks to inspiring fundraisers …

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Brighton Marathon Aims to Raise £18 Million in New Partnership With Virgin Money Giving

We’re very excited to announce our new three-year partnership with Grounded Events that will see our not-for-profit fundraising website Virgin Money Giving become the official fundraising partner of the Brighton Marathon Weekend. The Brighton Marathon Weekend encompasses the Brighton Marathon, the BM10K and Mini Mile Races and since launching, it has raised over £35 million for charity. As the 2nd largest marathon in the …

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Sumgong stars in stellar field at 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon

Olympic champion Jemima Sumgong will defend her Virgin Money London Marathon title on Sunday 23 April against one of the strongest women’s fields ever assembled for a major city marathon. Sumgong defied the odds last April when she recovered from a bruising fall to beat the world’s best in the British capital with a devastating finish. The 32-year-old went on …

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Experience the Virgin Money London Marathon with this video

This year, Virgin Money Giving gave 7 lucky Virgin Money London Marathon runners the Ultiamte Marathon experience. Winners received a night at the Tower Hotel, which acts as marathon HQ during raceweek, transport to the marathon, two grandstand tickets so their family and friends could cheer them across the finish line and entry to the post-marathon after party. Three of our winners …

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The winners of the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon

2015 Virgin Money London Marathon Winners

While most racers from Sunday’s Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday sat in hot or cold baths, watching the highlights from the race and crying, two particular runners came and had a chat with us: Eliud Kipchoge and Tigist Tufa, the man and woman who won this year’s race. The pair were introduced by Hugh Brasher, Race Director. When asked which emotion he feels most prominently …

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