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2020 Virgin Money London Marathon Announcement

The Virgin Money London Marathon is far more than just a marathon, it brings society together in a moment of celebration of all that is good about humanity. This year, a year like no other, it will be a London Marathon like no other.

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As we heard today from the team behind this iconic event, The 40th Race will take the spirit of the world's greatest marathon to every corner of the globe, with runners raising vital funds for the charities that have been so severely affected by the economic effects of the pandemic.

The race can't happen on its usual iconic route this year, but everyone with a place in the 2020 event will have a chance to run in future years and still have the chance to take part in The 40th Race in 2020 by running the famous 26.2 miles from home or anywhere in the world on the course of their choice.

You can run, walk, take breaks and will have 24 hours to complete the 26.2 miles on Sunday 4 October. It makes it the most inclusive marathon ever and gives you and your supporters a unique fundraising opportunity, just around the corner.

We have written to all your fundraisers with a place in The 40th Race, re-enforcing the message that this is a chance to take part in a London Marathon their way, reminding them the money raised so far is with you already, making a difference.

We told them to continue using the fundraising page they already have for The 40th Race to keep raising vital funds for you and if they are taking on a future London Marathon, we will help them create a fundraising page for that event when we're told what event they're taking part in.

We will write to you again in the coming weeks about our exciting plans to make this a day to remember, as well as sharing practical tips and ideas for how to turn this into a unique fundraising opportunity.

The road to running the streets of London might be longer than most, but we will run it. But before we do, let's make 4 October a part of the journey and day to remember.

The Virgin Money Giving Team

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