Virtual London Marathon spaces to fundraise for mental health

March 23, 2021 11:09 am Published by

An opportunity to help make a difference by running to help those in your community struggling with mental health as a result of the pandemic

 Sunday 3 October 2021

The Virgin Money virtual London marathon means you can take part anywhere, which makes it more accessible to participate.  You can organise your own route, at a time and pace that suits you, run or walk and get your friends and family to join or cheer you on!

By taking part virtually in one of the UK’s favourite and most oversubscribed sporting events, you’ll be helping to raise vital funds and awareness for The Counselling Foundation. You’ll be supporting someone to take their first step into recovery from their mental health struggle.

A mental health charity helping to improve the lives of our clients, by offering heavily subsidised long term counselling for those on low incomes or receiving benefits.

The 2021 event is set to be the world’s first ever 100,000-person marathon with 50,000 people taking part in person and 50,000 people taking part virtually across the world.


You’ll have a full 24 hours to complete your 26.2 miles on Sunday 3 October, so don’t miss out!

Help someone’s journey to take them one step closer to their mental health recovery.

There are just three spaces available and will be on a first come basis. 

Registration: is just £15

Fundraise: All we ask is for all of our runners taking part to commit to raising a minimum fundraising target of £150.

Click here to our Eventbrite booking page to secure one of three spaces! 

If you are one of the lucky ticket recipients, your next steps would be to:

Set up your Virgin Money Giving fundraising page, then start fundraising! You can make your own donation to kick start your page.

Be part of our Virtual London Marathon team you’ll get a fantastic support package including:-

– A post-event London Marathon finisher t-shirt and medal

– A welcome pack full of fundraising tips, advice and materials and helpful information on nutrition and training

– A Counselling Foundation running vest

– Access to the virtual London Marathon race day app

If you have any questions about the event or fundraising, please contact the Foundation Marketing team: angela.pask@counsellingfoundation.org

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