virtual marathon

If you fancy taking on a virtual marathon this October and would love to add the commemorative 40th-edition London Marathon medal to your collection, we’ve good news. Today, runners who did not have a place in the London Marathon can sign up to take part in the virtual race.

Runners all over the world have the entire day to clock their 26.2 miles, whether they are walking, running or jogging. There will be a special London Marathon app created for the day, where runners will need to upload their times to receive their medal and finisher’s T-shirt. The app will also feature race commentary and words of wisdom from some famous faces to bring the experience to life.

How do I sign up?
Runners who already had a place in the 2020 London Marathon have already been emailed to sign up to the virtual race, but now organisers have opened up the event to runners who didn’t have a place. You can sign up now on the London Marathon website. The places are being offered on a first come, first served basis and are expected to sell out, so don’t hang around!

How much does it cost?
The cost of the entry into the race is £20 for UK participants and £25 for overseas participants. This includes the postage and packaging costs of getting your finisher’s medal and New Balance T-shirt.

How should I record my run?
All participants will be required to show virtual evidence of their run, so make sure you record it on a training app such as Strava or Mapmyrun. Runners will then need to upload this information onto the London Marathon app.

Further evidence will need to be supplied for runners looking to qualify for a Good for Age or Championship entry in 2021. Details will be announced on August 31.

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Source: You can now sign up to race the virtual 2020 London Marathon – RunnersWorld