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Virgin London Marathon 2020

Join the Get Kids Going! Team for the
Virgin Money London Marathon 2020

Race Day – Sunday 4th October 2020

Distance – 26.2 miles

Time – within 24 hours

What is the Virgin Money London Marathon?

The Virgin Money London Marathon is far more than just a marathon, it brings society together in a moment of celebration of all that is good about humanity.  This year, a year like no other, it will be a London Marathon like no other it will be virtual!

The 40th Anniversary Race will take the spirit of the world’s greatest marathon to every corner of the globe, with runners, from all over the world, raising vital funds for charities like Get Kids Going!, that have been severely affected by the economic effects of the pandemic.

The Virgin London Marathon will take place on race day, Sunday 4th October, and will be as close an experience, including the cheering crowds, as it could ever be to the real thing – but it’ll be virtual!  So, why not join us for this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon, pick up your coveted 40th Anniversary finishers medal, New Balance finishers tee shirt, do your virtual run and be part of history in the making!

Get Kids Going! President – David Weir CBE MBE 8 times winner of the London Marathon

Who can take part?

Everyone who has a Get Kids Going! Virgin Money London Marathon official entry… this could include you, your running club, running partner, work colleagues, friends and family – everyone! All runners must be 18 years or over on 4th October 2020.

How do I get an entry?
It’s easy – here’s what to do…

Just click ‘Enter Now’ and enter yourself for the event. We’ll be in touch again soon to confirm your entry.

What do I receive?
Once we’ve confirmed your entry you’ll receive:

Get Kids Going! official race entry

40th Anniversary Finishers Medal – your very own collectors item!

Official Finishers Tee shirt by New Balance

Official Personalised Running Number – a great race memory

Official Race App – so you can track your route, time and distance

Race Audio App – listen to the crowds cheering you every step of the way

Get Kids Going! Certificate of Achievement – signed by our President, David Weir CBE MBE, to say a big thank you!

Is there an entry fee?

Yes – The entry fee is £25.

How much do I need to raise?

We’re asking all our team runners to raise a minimum of £75 or more for Get Kids Going!

Where can I take part?

You choose your own route, start time, finishing place and running pace.  It’s up to you.  It can be at home, on holiday or abroad.  You decide your route which could be –  in your local area, park or even in the gym on a treadmill.  You can also run on your own or with others – so long as you keep within the government guidelines. 

How can I take part?

You can run, walk, jog, take breaks as you will have 24 hours to complete your 26.2 miles.  This is your chance to take part in the 40th Anniversary Virgin Money London Marathon your way!

How can I support Get Kids Going!?
By setting up a Virgin Money Giving page or just give a donation over the phone!

It’s easy… we’ll send you a link to set up your Virgin Money Giving Page once we’ve confirmed your entry into the race.  You’re then ready to go! 

Or, if you don’t want to fundraise that’s fine… just give us a ring at the Get Kids Going! office on 0207 481 8110 and give a kind donation over the phone!

Remember – Enter now! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to get your very own London Marathon 40th Anniversary Medal!

We look forward to welcoming you to the Get Kids Going! Team
It’s your chance to be a part of history in the making!

Register your interest in London Marathon 2021
The 2021 London Marathon will take place on Sunday 3rd October 2021.  If you’d like to run for Get Kids Going! please apply for one of our guaranteed entries here.

Get Kids Going! is a national charity which gives disabled children and young people - up to the age of 26 yrs - the wonderful opportunity of participating in sport. We provide them with specially built sports' wheelchairs so they can do: athletics, marathons, tennis, skiing, rugby, sailing, boccia, basketball, sledge hockey, table tennis, fencing, shooting, archery, powerlifting and many more sports. Get Kids Going! inspires British disabled youngsters to compete in sporting events, from start to paralympic level, by also giving them sports grants to help with their; training, physiotherapy, travel, competition fees, design and development of sports' equipment etc. With your help many can become world record holders and paralympic champions!.

Our aim is to give support to all our budding paralympians in the build up to the 2021 Tokyo Summer Paralympics, the 2022 Beijing Winter Paralympics and many more such events. Like any aspiring athletes all our youngsters need long-term support, often over many years, to achieve their sporting dreams. Sadly, we are aware of cuts in funding for such youngsters from the government and other sources, and so many of our youngsters are forced to rely on friends and family for financial help. As you can imagine, this causes enormous burdens on many, already cash strapped, families and a constant worry as the cost of participating in their favourite sport is forever increasing.

There are hundreds of talented, disabled, youngsters who have the potential to participate in events throughout the UK and all over the world but receive either none or very little funding and are desperate to achieve their life-long sporting dreams. With your help, together we can turn their dreams into reality and help make them into sporting heroes!

Not only does Get Kids Going! focus on helping disabled young athletes but it also provides manual wheelchairs for children to use every day; at home, at school, and to enable them to play with their friends. These are our wonderful athletes of the future! We believe that all disabled children and young people should receive the right equipment to get them going!.

We support children with all disabilities and from all backgrounds. We take pride in ensuring that any equipment which is out grown is recycled to other children, so our supporters' valuable donations are never wasted. Many people who support Get Kids Going! feel a marvellous sense of achievement and satisfaction. They see that even the smallest donation makes an amazing difference! Get Kids Going! gives disabled children and young people the chance of a life time, freedom, and many wonderful opportunities that you and I take for granted. Opportunities they may never have without you and the support of Get Kids Going! No other charity in the UK focuses on helping disabled children and young people with sport in the same way.

The cost of a bespoke sports wheelchair is about £4,000. A lightweight manual wheelchair is around £3,000. All are designed individually, and perform just like a Formula 1 Racing Car!.

The cost of a sports grant can be anything from £500 to £15,000 per year for each youngster.

In general there are over 200,000 disabled children and young people in Britain who need the help of Get Kids Going!.

Please help us turn their dreams into reality!.

Our work would not be possible if it was not for the hundreds of runners who support Get Kids Going! throughout the year by running events such as the Virgin Money London Marathon, Paris Marathon, BMW Berlin Marathon, New York City Marathon, Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon, Paris Half Marathon, Tokyo Marathon, Great North Run, taking part in Ride London 100, L'Etape du Tour and the many other events and marathons worldwide. And also the numerous companies, trusts, schools and individuals who kindly give us such valuable donations and support. We'd like to say a big thank you to you all.






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