London Marathon
Sunday 4 October 2020

The Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the UK’s most iconic and prestigious sporting events, combining elite athletics, mass participation and record-breaking fundraising all in one race! Starting in Greenwich, the 26.2 mile-long course runs through the streets of London, over Tower Bridge, and carries victorious athletes across the famous finish line on The Mall.

The 2020 London Marathon was due to take place on Sunday 26 April, but the organisers had to postpone the event because of the Coronavirus pandemic. The 2020 London Marathon has been rescheduled for Sunday 4th October 2020, with the elite races for men, women and wheelchair athletes taking place on an enclosed looped course in St James’s Park in London. Other participants are able to take part in a ‘virtual event’, running the 26 miles near their own homes or wherever they are that day. Due to ongoing safety concerns related to Coronavirus, it has not been possible to stage the 2020 race along the usual London course.

National Eczema Society has filled all its charity places in the 2020 London Marathon. If you’ve been successful in securing a place through the public ballot, then please do consider supporting us! Email for more information.

National Eczema Society has a small number of Gold Bond places to allocate each year and our runners contribute a significant part of our annual fundraising activities. Through the Marathon we raise over £10,000 on average each year to support people living with eczema.

Due to the cost of the places and the small number that we hold, we do ask runners to commit to raising a minimum £2,000 for their Marathon place. This can be raised through sponsorship and/or a combination of other fundraising activities.

If you are interested in taking part in a future London Marathon, do email to let us know at Next year’s London Marathon is planned for Sunday 3 October 2021.

For more detailed event information, visit Virgin Money Giving London Marathon.