Virgin Money London Marathon 2014
Date: 13 April 2014
Sponsorship amount: £1,800
Distance: 26.2 miles
‘I ran for Leonard Cheshire Disability in the London Marathon this year. Amazing day - one I'll never forget. Such a brilliant charity.’ — Gary, 2013 marathon runner
Entry has now closed for 2014! To register your interest for London Marathon 2015, please fill in our form or call Klara on 020 3242 0264.
1 in 6 people in the UK has a disability... and it can happen to any one of us, at any time.
When it does, you can help Leonard Cheshire Disability to make sure there are no barriers to every single disabled person achieving their dreams.
By joining our marathon team, you are doing something amazing for disabled people across the UK and around the world.
On the day details
If you are a member of our London Marathon team and are looking for further details about the run-up to the marathon and what to do on the big day itself, please give us a call on 020 3242 0264 or email email@example.com and we will be glad to help.
Whether you have a ballot place or one of our charity places, we'll give you five star support to make your 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon the experience of a lifetime. Here's what you'll be getting:
- A hero's welcome! You'll get a welcome pack with team running vest and advice on training and fundraising
- Team training runs in the lead up to the event
- Fundraising support, with a dedicated events team member on hand at all times
- Fundraising incentives, including the chance to get a free place in the Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon (the perfect training run!)
On race day you'll have:
- Two noisy cheering points along the London Marathon route which your friends and family can join
- Amazing post-race reception where you can get a free sports massage, food and drink, goody bag and a very big round of applause!
Entry for 2014 has now closed. If you would like to register your interest for 2015, please fill in our form or call Klara on 020 3242 0264.
Where does my money go?
8 out of 10 disabled people were not born with their disability.
Many have become disabled after an accident, or from a a stroke, cancer or developing conditions like multiple sclerosis or motor neurone disease. These life-changing circumstances can stop people in their tracks. Your marathon fundraising will make sure that they can live a full life again, and achieve their dreams.
Watch our video to get to know some of the people Leonard Cheshire Disability has supported to rebuild their lives.
- £200 could pay to train two teachers in the developing world the skills they need to teach disabled children and non-disabled children together.
- £800 will buy a touch screen monitor enabling people with limited movement in their hands to use computer equipment.
- £2,000 could buy a ‘tilt table’ to provide pain relief and help breathing, digestion, bone density and posture for a disabled person with little or no movement in their limbs.