Virgin London Marathon 2017

Virgin London Marathon starts in Greenwich Park, next to the Greenwich Observatory.

The London Marathon is one the most famous runs in the world. Join 38,000 other runners on this legendary course through the streets of London and past some of the most spectacular sites in the capital including Buckingham Palace, Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament.

 

With thousands of people lining the course filled with the capital's best landmarks, the Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the best running events in the world!

 

Our Events team will be with you all the way through your training and fundraising. We'll provide:
• up-to-date information and support
• Facebook group to get to know the team
• fundraising pack and advice
• breathable running t-shirt

 

If you have secured your own ballot place in the event, we would love to welcome you to the MHA team. Own place runners will not have a minimum fundraising target, we suggest you aim to raise £500 to fund our vital work.

 

Sign up to the MHA team now by completing our online form or contact the Fundraising Team at events@mha.org.uk or by calling 01332 221641.

 

 

 

Location

Venue

The Virgin Money London Marathon starts in Greenwich Park, next to the Greenwich Observatory.

Event Essentials

General Information Date of event: Sunday, April 23, 2017 Contact number: 01332 22 1641 Course detail:
Marathon

Your Entry

We have now filled all our charity places - if you have secured your own place in the London Marathon we would love to have you on our team. 

Event Registration

If you have your own place in the London Marathon 2017 and would like to fundraise for MHA call the Fundraising Team on 01332 22 1641 or email events@mha.org.uk

FAQs

What level of fitness is required to participate? Advanced 

Any other information:

The Virgin Money London Marathon ballot has now closed. If you are successful in getting a place, we'd love to have your support in the 2017 London Marathon!

To join our team, simply complete the Get In Touch form at the bottom of the page. There's no minimum sponsorship but we suggest you aim to raise £500 towards our vital work.

Spread The Word

1

£6 could help us deliver a week's Telebuddies service, providing a regular phone call to check on five isolated older people living alone.

2

£50 could train a volunteer befriender for an isolated older person, helping to reduce loneliness and isolation in their own home.

3

£180 could fund a Music Therapist for a day, working to reduce anxiety in four 1:1 sessions and one group session.

Spread the word and maximise your fundraising!

We've got lots of resources to help you hit your fundraising targets. To find out more, get in touch with the Fundraising Team.

Gift Aid

For every pound your supporters donate, we can claim an extra 25p from the taxman (provided they are a taxpayer at the time of their donation.) This can make a big difference in helping us to reduce loneliness and isolation in older age. Encourage your sponsors to confirm they’re happy for us to claim Gift Aid when they fill in your sponsorship form.

If they qualify for Gift Aid, all they have to do is fill in the sponsorship form fully and sign the Gift Aid box. It’s important to remember that we can only claim Gift Aid for donations. We can’t claim it for:
• raffle tickets
• entry to an event
• sponsorship from close family members for some challenge events
If you need any more information or have any questions, just get in touch.

Matched Funding

Some companies have a match-funding scheme which could double the amount you raise. Speak to your employer to see if you could take advantage of this.

Fundraising Online

Creating a fundraising page online can massively boost your sponsorship. Start by uploading a photo, sharing your reasons for fundraising and setting yourself a target.

A large opening donation can have an impact on the average amount the rest of your supporters donate - so ask a generous friend or family member to get things going!

It’ll be alright on the night

Boost your fundraising, tell everyone about your challenge and spread the word about our vital work by publicising your efforts. Here are just a few tips.

1

Share updates and images on Twitter @BestForAges and tag them with #BestForAges

2

Share your story with a local newspaper to reach a wider audience. You can get in touch with our Press Team if you need help.

3

Inspire colleagues and get closer to your fundraising target by putting posters up in your workplace.

Spread the word and maximise your fundraising!

We've got lots of resources to help you hit your fundraising targets. To find out more, get in touch with the Fundraising Team.

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