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London Marathon 2021

Run to support the 10 million people with arthritis in the UK

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When: 3rd October 2021

Where: London

The London Marathon is a truly spectacular event and the biggest annual fundraiser in the world, raising more than £1 billion for good causes since it began in 1981. Running a marathon is an incredible challenge, but there is nothing quite like the thrill of running the closed streets of London, lined with thousands of spectators screaming your name.

Charity place applications

Our charity places have now closed. If you'd like information about next year's event, please visit our London Marathon 2022 page. 

I have my own place


Congratulations! Will you use your place to help us push back against arthritis? You’ll get the same support as our charity place runners, but you won’t need to commit to a sponsorship target.

Run with your own place

Do it your way!


If you'd like to run in the virtual London Marathon, we have charity places available. You’ll have 24 hours to complete the 26.2-mile challenge, so you can walk, jog or run it anywhere you like – the ideal option if you’ve never run a marathon before. Choose your own route, invite friends to join you and fundraise for charity all at the same time! Click the link to find out more about our virtual London Marathon charity places

The support you'll get

  • A personalised Versus Arthritis running vest
  • Three lively cheer points on route
  • An invitation to our post-race party to celebrate with your loved ones
  • A sports massage, food and refreshments after the race
  • A welcome pack full of helpful training and fundraising advice
  • Dedicated training and fundraising support from our team before and after the race
  • Access to our closed Facebook group where you can talk to our community of supporters and benefit from their years of experience

Other Challenges

From walking, to running, to cycling - we have a wide range of challenges to suit all abilities.

See our full list of events

Contact us:


E: [email protected]

T: 0300 790 0405