We’re thrilled to be celebrating the launch of Virgin Money London Marathon’s #ThanksaBillion campaign!
This year’s marathon will see the money raised for charities surpass an astounding £1 BILLION since the first London Marathon back in 1981! #ThanksaBillion celebrates the achievements of everyone who has raised funds for charity by taking part in the world’s greatest marathon and we’d like to shout out a HUGE thank you to everyone who’s taken on the marathon for Jessie May over the years.
Did you know the event set a world record for fundraising for an annual 1 day event every year for the past 12 years! And in a few months, during the 39th London Marathon, the £1 billion mark will be spectacularly passed.
Hugh Brasher, Event Director of the Virgin Money London Marathon, said: “This is a phenomenal achievement and part of what makes the London Marathon unique. No other mass participation event comes anywhere near this kind of fundraising. We would like to thank every runner, supporter, donor, charity, volunteer, sponsor, spectator, our staff and everyone else who has contributed to this wonderful total.”
What fantastic news! Well done to everyone involved in running the London Marathon for charity since 1981, including all our amazing supporters who’ve put on their purple Jessie May running vests and taken on the challenge.
You’re ALL incredible.
*We still have 1 space available for this year’s London Marathon – get in touch with Helen on firstname.lastname@example.org to secure it!