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Mon, 01 Jun


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Virtual London Marathon

Because there is more than one way to run a marathon!

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Virtual London Marathon
Virtual London Marathon

Time & Location

01 Jun 2020, 22:00 – 31 Aug 2020, 22:00

Wherever works best for you!


About the Event


A few years ago some friends who were frustrated, like many people, by not being able to gain entry to run the London Marathon ended up running an unofficial London marathon but going in the opposite direction. This was in the first spring after we started Flying Fox Running and they asked if we were able to create medals for them!

We agreed because we strongly believe there’s more than one way to run a marathon!

This year that is truer than ever before.

We thought that for all our fellow marathon runners frustrated by the current necessary restrictions, we would recreate this medal.   So for those like minded, some say bonkers, people who have chosen to run their way through this difficult time by doing their marathons in other ways we offer a challenge.  We've seen garden marathons and even a driveway marathon, that would drive me potty! Run, around and around and around the pots… We won’t ask you to repeat that lunacy!

So this isn’t an exhaustive list but possible ways to complete

  • Running Machine,
  • Ultra training rules - so it’s probably not a great idea to spend 4 or 5 hours outside these days. Although we think the main thing is avoiding people. Doing 60 laps of a busy park would be a pretty lame thing to do right now. But you could break a marathon into two runs. One at night and the other the following morning. It’s how people can train for longer distances, there’s barely any recovery time so gets the body used to distances.
  • Gardens, 
  • Balcony or around the house (wow that makes the garden people look sane)

In the last two cases let us know how you worked out the distance and how many laps you did!

Please remember, even in these extraordinary times, marathons are a serious challenge, only do this if you are capable. If you’ve not trained, now is most definitely not the time to decide to "give it a go". You don’t want to divert an ambulance from essential work for any unnecessary reason.

If you don’t have a garden, don’t want to run in the house (I wouldn’t), don’t have a running machine and can’t safely run outside unfortunately for now this challenge may have to be missed. But if you interested in a catchup marathon medal when we find ourselves in a time where restrictions are relaxed but races aren’t possible please let us know.

Medals cost £12 each - with £2 of that going to charity (TBD)

So To Qualify you just need to enter and then run the distance, 26.2 miles or further and then send us the proof via strava or similar. Or a photo of your watch or garmin anything else that might pass for proof! You can send that proof to or pm on facebook. 


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