Virgin Money London Marathon 2021
(physical and virtual)

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    26.2 miles

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    Physical event

    Registration fee: £75
    Minimum Sponsorship: £1900


    Virtual event

    Registration fee: £15
    Minimum Sponsorship: £260


    In 2021 the London Marathon will be a hybrid event consisting of the iconic physical event and the virtual marathon. Scroll down for more information on ways in which you can run for Asthma UK.

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We have now filled all of our charity places for the physical event in October 2021. However, watch this space! We will be opening applications for the April 2022 very soon! 

Contact us

0300 222 5800

What is it like to run the London Marathon for us?

Over 280 amazing runners took on the London Marathon 2019 to help us in the fight against asthma.

Video: What is it like to run the London Marathon for us?

Over 280 amazing runners took on the London Marathon 2019 to help us in the fight against asthma.

Set yourself the ultimate challenge by running the Virgin Money London Marathon 2021 – and save lives with every mile

The marathon is a truly amazing experience. Whether you’re taking part in the physical or virtual marathon, use your place to make a difference. We’ll be cheering you on - imagine how incredible it’ll feel to cross that finish line. It's an experience that will live with you forever!

There are a few ways to run with us in 2021:


Join us with your ballot place 

The ballot places will be announced on 8 February 2021. Only the race organisers can give ballot places.  

If you are lucky enough to get a place in the London Marathon ballot, we'd love you to join Team Asthma UK. All you have to do is register your ballot place with us. There is no minimum fundraising target - just raise as much as you can. And you will recieve all of the benefits of being on the team.

Register your ballot place with us


Apply for a charity place - *We have now filled all of our charity places for 2021. We will be opening applications for the April 2022 event very soon*

Following the cancellation of the London Marathon in 2020, most of our charity places have been allocated to our incredible 2020 team, who did not get to run last year. Which means, unlike previous years, we only have a handful of places left to offer in the physical event. However, we are still accepting applications at the moment. 

  • Registration Fee - £75 
  • Minimum Sponsorship Target - £1,900



Registrations are now open for the you to join the Virtual London Marathon! An opportunity to join 50,000 teammates and take on the world's great marathon virtually, on a course of your choice, wherever you are on the planet and get your well earned London Marathon medal and finishers t-shirt. You have 24 hours on Sunday 3rd October to complete the challenge! 

Sign up for your virtual place with Asthma UK  



We will be there every step of the way to support and encourage you all the way to the finish line with our dedicated support package:

  • Everything you need to get race-ready - from your personalised running vest and expert training plans, to your online community with your 250+ teammates
  • VIP treatment on the day - From the loudest cheer points going, to the post-race reception for you and your family, including hot food and a massage
  • Expert asthma advice - You'll receive tailored training advice for people with asthma as well as access to our specialised asthma nurses
  • Fundraising tips and materials - You'll receive ongoing support, tips and materials to help you go above and beyond your target 
  • Ongoing dedicated support from our Asthma UK Events Team



Every ten seconds someone in the UK has a potentially life-threatening asthma attack and three people die every day. Tragically two-thirds of these deaths could be prevented, whilst others still suffer with asthma so severe current treatments don't work.

This has to change. That's why Asthma UK exists. We work to stop asthma attacks and, ultimately, cure asthma by funding world leading research and scientists, campaigning for change and supporting people with asthma to reduce their risk of a potentially life threatening asthma attack.

The sponsorship you raise will help fund world-class asthma research that’s bringing us closer to a cure, supporting hundreds of thousands of people with expert advice and support, and campaigning to improve the quality of care received by people with asthma.



If you have any questions about signing up for this event, please do not hesitate to contact our Events Team on 0300 222 5800 or email 

Please note that this event is not organised by Asthma UK.