Virtual London Marathon 2023

Join Team Big Issue from wherever you are for the virtual London Marathon on Sunday 23rd April 2023

  • Key Information
  • Date: Sunday 23rd April 2023
  • Location: Anywhere in the world!
  • Length: 26.2 miles (42 km)
  • Registration Fee: £20
  • Minimum Sponsorship: £200

Please note all our places in the physical race are now full for 2023 – we are now offering places in the virtual event ONLY.

The virtual marathon takes place on the same day as the physical race so you’ll get all the excitement and buzz leading up to the big day! Participants have 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds to cover the 26.2 miles, meaning you can take on the marathon at your own pace, and even break it up into smaller chunks throughout the day if you wanted.

Your route will be tracked on London Marathon’s official app and you’ll receive a coveted medal and finishers t-shirt for completing the marathon. We’ll also send you a TBIF running vest once you reach your £200 fundraising target to train in and wear on the day. Please fill out our form here to secure a virtual London Marathon place.

Please note, treadmills and other stationary running machines cannot be used to take part in the Virtual London Marathon

Join our 2023 Virtual London Marathon team today!

What are the benefits of joining The Big Issue Foundation team?

London Marathon is a once in a lifetime event and we’re here to ensure that you have the most memorable experience possible! Not only will you get advice and support with your fundraising, we will also give you access to free personalised training support via Coopah and we’ll also send you an official Big Issue Foundation running vest once you raise £200. We hope you will wear it with pride, knowing that your fundraising will be making a BIG impact for the people that need it the most.

Got a ballot place in the physical race?

If you were lucky enough to secure a place in the ballot we’d love for you to join our team. There’s no minimum sponsorship pledge, we just ask that you raise as much as you can. Let us know on or 020 7526 3458 and we’ll get you signed up.

Cliffe’s Story

I will be 60 years old in August and although the common soundbite that age is purely a number, to me it might as well be The Book of Revelations and the 60 years it took Jesus to confide in Apostle John about all that thorny End of Days stuff! I am running the London Marathon on Sunday April 28th – just 4 days away! How hard can it be? Read Cliffe’s Story


Sponsorship Form

Sponsorship Form

You can download a sponsorship form here, ensure you gift aid your donations to make it worth 25% more.
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