Are you ready to take on the Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon? 

Join #TeamRHC for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2021, the most iconic event in the running calendar. We have a limited number of places for this year's Virtual London Marathon on Sunday 3rd of October, and we want you to run to support the Chelsea Pensioners!

This year the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 3 October is set to be the world’s first 100,000-person marathon, with 50,000 participants in a virtual event around the globe joining 50,000 on the traditional course from Blackheath to The Mall.

  • Registration fee: £25
  • Sponsorship pledge: £400

Why join #TeamRHC?

As part of #TeamRHC you’ll receive support to help you achieve your fundraising and training targets along with some unique benefits, including:

  • Official London Marathon finishers medal

  • Expert advice from a Chelsea Pensioner who has run over 40 marathons!

  • Opportunity to train with a Chelsea Pensioner

  • Fundraising pack full of top tips and resources

  • An exclusive Royal Hospital Chelsea running vest

  • Ongoing personalised support from our dedicated fundraising team.

If you, or anyone you know, are motivated to take part and support the Chelsea Pensioners, contact Alex Stewart at 020 7881 5284 or email

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