Virgin Money London Marathon


Do you want to run for L’Arche in the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon?

We need dedicated runners to take part in this iconic marathon to raise money for L’Arche, a worldwide federation of people, with and without learning disabilities, working together for a world where all belong.

We have 4 Golden Bond places available in the 2018 London Marathon and we would love to have you at the start line. All that we ask is that you commit to raise a minimum of £2,000 sponsorship. Other Terms and Conditions apply, please download them here.

About the London Marathon

The London Marathon is one of the top six international marathons run over the distance of 26 miles and 385 yards. Set over a largely flat course around the River Thames, the race begins at three separate points around Blackheath and finishes in The Mall alongside St James's Park. Since the first marathon, the course has undergone very few route changes. In 1982, the finishing post was moved from Constitution Hill to Westminster Bridge due to construction works. It remained there for twelve years before moving to its present location at The Mall.

Our support to you

We will be there to personally support you through your fundraising and help to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

In addition to our support, the London Marathon has some great training plans designed to help you achieve your goal.

You will also get

  • L’Arche fundraising guide to help you reach your target and sponsorship forms
  • L’Arche running vest or t-Shirt to wear on the day
  • L’Arche pin badge
  • Recognition of your support and achievement through our social media platforms and L’Arche UK website

One of our runners will be offered 2 grandstand seats for friends or family at the finish line. Sorry we don’t have seats to give all of you. The runner will be randomly selected out of the 6 runners taking part in the Marathon for L’Arche. Notification will be given 4 weeks before the event. If the seats aren’t accepted they will be offered again to another runner.

Online fundraising

A great way to make it easier for your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you is to set up a personal online fundraising page. This can be done via the L’Arche UK website helping to raise awareness and spread the word about L’Arche. We can help you do this or you can choose to set up a page through other giving platforms such as Virgin Money Giving or Just Giving.

Registering your interest for one of our Golden Bond places

Please register your interest for a place by giving us your name, address and telephone number by e-mailing fundraising@larche.org.uk by the 4 December 2017.

Please remember that we need you to commit to raising the minimum sponsorship of £2,000 so please think carefully about how you might achieve this before registering your interest. Thank you we would really appreciate your help with this.

If you have any questions, you can also call us on 0161 438 2832.

The 4 London Marathon Golden Bond places will be chosen at random and if your registration of interest is successful, we will be in touch by the 11 December 2017. It’s then time to get your trainers ready!


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