Running & Cycling

Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

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Event Details

Date:
3rd October 2021
Event type:
Running & Cycling
Difficulty:
Training required
Distance:
26.2 miles
Fees and sponsorship requirements:
Full terms and conditions will be sent via email on application.
Contact details:
Jane Appleton 01726 66868 (option 3) jappleton@cornwallhospice.co.uk
Location:
Grenwich Park, Charlton Way, Grenwich, SE10 8QY
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Applications are now open for our Gold Bond London Marathon places for 2021!

Applications for our places will close at midnight on 31st December 2020.  After this all applications are considered by our London Marathon Panel.  Once the Panel has met and looked at the applications, all applicants will be notified.

We aim to contact everyone in early January 2021, shortly after London Marathon notify those who have applied for a public ballot place.

If you are successful in becoming a #TeamCHC runner, you’ll receive your running vest and our fundraising team will be in touch to offer support and guidance to help you with your fundraising efforts.

Can you do it? Yes you can!

A good level of fitness is required to finish the Virgin Money London Marathon but whatever your ability, with training you can achieve your goal and complete the London Marathon.

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``It's only now, after seeing photos shared/hearing others stories, that's it's finally starting to sink in to me what we all achieved on Sunday. At the time I felt like I was in a 'bubble' watching what was going on; only now am I reliving the moments and realising how 'magical' Sunday actually was!`` Sue - #TeamCHC 2019

What Happens Next?

We will be with you every step of the way in your preparation for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2021. In just a few simple steps, you will be on your way to being part of something special.

  1. If you have been successful in securing a place for the London Marathon 2021 with Cornwall Hospice Care, we will contact you in early January 2021.
  2. To secure your place in this event you must pay the £100 registration fee within 5 working days of your offer of a place.
  3. You will be sent an email to create a log in to the Virgin Money London Marathon portal where you will be sent information and updates from the events team.
  4. You will receive our Cornwall Hospice Care London Marathon Event pack and running vest.
  5. You will be invited to join our exclusive London Marathon Runners #TeamCHC Strava Club.
  6. If you’re a Facebook user, succesful applicants will be invited to join our closed Facebook group, where you can introduce yourself, meet fellow runners, share training tips or worries, fundraising events etc.  We’ll also post useful information and updates in the group.
  7. You will be invited to a Meet and Greet event to meet your fellow runners. There will also be Tech Evenings to help with the big day.
  8. We will be on hand to help you with your training for the London Marathon.
  9. Final information packs will be sent to you by London Marathon Events, providing you with all you need to know for race day.
  10. Finally, enjoy the race and give us a wave!  On race day in London, we usually have a presence at one of the Hospice UK cheer points along the route.
Why support Cornwall Hospice Care?

Terry was cared for at Mount Edgcumbe Hospice during lockdown, and during this time, he talked to us about what had happened to him, and what being cared for at the hospice meant to him.

His sheer relief at the peace and comfort he found there meant he was concerned for others in the same position as him, knowing the impact the coronavirus pandemic was having on charities.  When he knew that hospices beds were at risk of closing, Terry wanted to help.

Sadly Terry recently passed away, but the compassion he felt for others lives on.  You can help keep Terry’s bed open by joining #TeamCHC.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I still apply through the public ballot?

You can apply for one of our Gold Bond places and also in the Virgin Money London Marathon public ballot.

When will I know if I have a place?

We will announce our 15 successful applicants in January 2021 alongside information of ballot places sent from London Marathon.