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Virgin Money London Marathon

Event details

  • Sunday 3 October 2021
  • London
  • 26.2 miles
  • Accessible

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  • Charity place fee: £75
  • Minimum pledge: £2000
Apply for a Scope place


I already have my own place

The Virgin Money London Marathon is back for 2021 and for the first time ever, it'll be an autumn marathon. Whether this is your first marathon or you're a veteran, get your place on the starting line with Team Scope.

Your London Marathon experience

You'll start the iconic 26.2 miles in Greenwich Park accompanied by 40,000 other runners. Along the route, you'll run past the Cutty Sark, over the world famous Tower Bridge and through the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf. The streets will be lined by hundreds of thousands of spectators as you run towards the Mall for a real hero's welcome in front of Buckingham Palace.


The London Marathon welcomes the use of standard day chairs/wheelchairs and race runners in the mass participation event.

Free places for guides/support runners are issued for visually impaired runners. Guides/support runners will receive a finisher's medal, t-shirt and recovery bag when they cross the finish line. 

All participants must complete the event by the official cut-off time which is currently 19:00. If you would like to request a waiver of the cut-off time for medal purposes, you can submit a request to the London Marathon. 

COVID Guarantee

If the London Marathon is unable to go ahead in October and we've already confirmed your place on #TeamScope, we will ensure your place is rolled over to a future year.

Charity place

We have a very limited number of places remaining so please tell us why you want to run with Scope and how you plan to raise the £2,000 minimum sponsorship. The more detail the better! We'll then be in touch to discuss your application.

Successful applicants will be sent a payment link to pay the £75 registration fee and secure their place. 

Ballot place

If you already have a ballot place or 'good for age' place in the London Marathon, the good news is you can still run with Scope, we’d love to have you on the team!

You’ll get all the same support as our charity place runners but without a minimum sponsorship pledge. We just ask that you raise as much as you can. 

It was truly a remarkable experience, made even more memorable by the excellent ways you handled our participation.

Team Scope 2019 London Marathon runner

Team Scope perks

  • Expert fundraising and training advice from our dedicated events team
  • Team Scope training days and information sessions with our personal trainer
  • A free technical Scope running vest (made from recycled plastic bottles)
  • The loudest and proudest cheer squads along the course
  • A celebratory welcome and refreshments at our post-race reception
  • A well deserved sports massage

Virtual London Marathon

If the in-person event isn't for you, why not consider the virtual London Marathon. With 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds to complete a course of your choosing, its your marathon your way.

The difference you can make

By signing up to the London Marathon with Scope, you'll be raising vital funds to help us end inequality for disabled people.

The pandemic has been difficult for everyone, but for disabled people its exacerbated existing barriers and exposed many new issues, leaving more and more disabled people feeling isolated and forgotten.

£450 could cover the cost of 50 phone calls to the Scope helpline, providing free, independent and impartial advice and support on issues that matter to disabled people and their families.

£1,000 could support a disabled person through one of our employment programmes to gain the confidence and skills needed to find work.

£2,059 could cover the cost of running Sleep Right for one month, supporting disabled children get the sleep they need.

I can honestly say that I don’t think I could have coped had it not been for the helpline. They have given me so much time and support through all my difficulties and battles.

Caller to the Scope helpline

Help this great work to continue. Apply for a place in the London Marathon and run with Team Scope. Be a Disability Gamechanger. 


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