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Virgin Money London Marathon 2020

For some, pushing themselves to complete a marathon is a once-in-a-lifetime ambition, whereas for others, year-on-year they put their fitness to the test by pounding the streets for an immense 26.2-mile race. Whether you’re a seasoned competitor or a first timer, the moment of glory as you cross the finish line is as spectacular each and every time.

Whether you have competed before, spectated from the sidelines or watched along on TV, there is no denying that the unique atmosphere and unforgettable surroundings of the Virgin Money London Marathon are arguably the best in the world.

Each year more than 40,000 people raise millions of pounds for charities by taking part in the iconic race, which is celebrating its 40th year in 2020.

How your fundraising will support us

The British Dyslexia Association is the voice of dyslexic people, working to build a society that supports the challenges associated with dyslexia. We aim to influence government and other institutions in order to promote a dyslexia friendly society that enables dyslexic people of all ages and from all backgrounds to reach their full potential.

If you would like to learn more about the important services you would be supporting, click here.

How we will support you

Our charity places are now full for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2020, but if you are already registered and would like to join the British Dyslexia Association team, we’d love to hear from you. Alternatively, if you missed this year’s race registration but would like to sign up for next year’s event, also get in touch at

Those running with the British Dyslexia Association can expect:

  • To be supplied with a British Dyslexia Association running jersey for the event
  • Tips and advice to help you train for your race
  • Assistance with your fundraising journey, through our unique Just Giving campaign

Event details

Sunday 4 October 2020 (postponed from April)
Location: London
Further information: Contact
Fundraising target: £1,500 with a £200 deposit