Join Alex’s Wish at The Virtual London Marathon

May 27, 2021 12:40 pm

We have secured 25 virtual London Marathon places and are looking for runners………….

Zoe Edwards, Fundraising and Marketing Manager at Alex’s Wish and a keen runner herself, has already signed up.  Speaking about the challenge Zoe said, “I’ve been running for a while now and have set my sights on completing three marathons for Alex’s Wish this year.  The first is the Brighton Marathon on the 12th September, the second is the Equinox 24 hour challenge and the Virtual London Marathon being the third one.  I really enjoy the training, the challenge and am anticipating a huge feeling of achievement afterwards!  This year we were thrilled to receive 25 places for the Virtual London Marathon and the organisers hope to attract, in total, 100,000 people to run in what will be the biggest marathon ever staged.  50,000 people will be running the streets of London and another 50,000 will be doing it wherever they are in the country, completing the marathon distance over 24 hours and choosing their own route.”

The Virtual London Marathon enables runners to take on the world’s greatest marathon on a course of your choice from 00:00:00 to 23:59:59 BST on the 3rd October 2021.

Adds Zoe, “I’ve been recruiting away and am thrilled to see Team Alex’s Wish include one of our Trustees, Rachel Hargrave from RDZ PR, as well as our latest recruit Brad Birchmore.”

Brad says he set himself the challenge, “Because after the weird year we’ve all had, it’s easy to forget how fortunate we are for good health and after reading into Alex’s story I was left feeling inspired and wanting to play my part.”

Says Zoe, “We have so far got 5 people signed up and another four or five more interested.  Whilst October may seem like a long way off, in order to train effectively and efficiently for a marathon you need to have that time on your side.

“We’re asking runners to raise a minimum of £150 for Alex’s Wish and we’ll support our runners every step of the way.  Our runners will each receive ongoing support from Alex’s Wish from sign up to the big day.  We’ll provide them with fundraising ideas, marathon training advice and plans, nutrition plans, an Alex’s Wish t-shirt, a London Marathon Runner Number and London Marathon Finisher t-shirt and medal.  We’ll also suggest a course to run and if you choose to run on that course we’ll be there on the day to cheer you on and we will celebrate at the end!”

Runners will log their miles by downloading the Official Virgin Money London Marathon App, which is free.  To book your place to run for Alex’s Wish please email

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