Local charity, Alex’s Wish, have secured 25 virtual London Marathon places and are looking for runners to run with them.
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 two marathons for Alex’s Wish this year. The first is the Brighton Marathon on the 12th September with the Virtual London Marathon being the second 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, 50,000 people to run wherever they’re based across around the world.”
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, wherever you are in the world. Runners will have the chance to be a part of the biggest marathon ever staged anywhere in the world.
Adds Zoe, “I’ve managed to recruit one of our Trustees, Rachel Hargrave from RDZ PR, already and have four or five more people 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!”
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 [email protected]