Get Involved Challenges 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon A decision has been made by the organisers of the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon to postpone the 40th race until Sunday 4th October 2020 in light of the ongoing coronavirus, supported by The Mayor of London, various borough councils, TFL, the emergency services, the BBC and many others. The event marks the 40th year, making it an even more special year for our one charity runner to take part on half of Cherry Trees as this is also our 40th anniversary year. ALREADY HAVE A BALLOT PLACE AND GOING FOR THE OCTOBER 4TH DATE? Has the coronavirus motivated you to take up running for the first time, pushed you to run further than normal or do you have a place already and feel moved by all that's happened to help your local children's charity with some fundraising? If you already have a ballot place but would like to run for Cherry Trees, email: [email protected] THE MARATHON'S 40TH YEAR.... The first London Marathon took place on the 29th March 1981, more than 20,000 applied to run, 6,747 were accepted and 6,255 crossed the finish line. Fast forward 39 years and a record-breaking number of registrations are in for a ballot place in 2020. Currently standing at 457,861. Thinking about going the distance of a marathon seems like an enormous task, but with the right amount of time, training and support, anyone can do it. Half the battle is having the right mindset to succeed and we'll make sure this remains a positive experience every step of the way. GOOD LUCK! Photo credit: Official Virgin Money London Marathon 2019. Booking for this event has now closed.