Virgin Money London Marathon Place 2021

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The Fragile X Society is delighted to have secured a place at this year's (2021) Virgin Money London Marathon to take place on Sunday 3 October 2021. As a Society we want to ensure that we can maximise the impact of this opportunity both in terms of fundraising and raising public awareness of Fragile X and its associated conditions; so we need to ensure that you are able to both support the Society and (fingers crossed) complete the course!

We are looking for an individual with the determination to train and take part in this amazing challenge and raise the maximum amount of sponsorship to exceed our minimum pledge of £2,000. Our single charity ballot place is free to the chosen participant and all that we ask is that you commit to the event and the minimum fundraising pledge.  

We want to feel confident in your fitness, experience and ability to complete the marathon safely and successfully. Don’t worry if this is your first marathon as we are not assuming seasoned marathon experience, but we will need to see that you are aware of the challenge and the training involved.

We will need to be convinced of your experience in this field and also an understanding of how you would approach the fundraising challenge.  Would it be funded by one big event that you are organising, or are you planning a succession of smaller fundraising activities?  Do you have the promised support of your employer, or perhaps your family will help with the fundraising?

With these thoughts in mind, if you are interested in taking this place, please fill in the form below (or download a paper version here and return it to info@fragilex.org.uk) by the closing date of Friday 14 May.  The successful applicant will be allocated a place in the London Marathon 2021 based on the strength of their application, involving both their experience and fitness level, coupled with their fundraising feasibility (as judged by The Fragile X Society) and will be contacted after Wednesday 19 May 2021.  

The chosen runner must then confirm their acceptance of the offered place before 5pm on Friday 26 May or the place may be offered to another applicant. 

In the meantime, if you are a really keen runner and fundraiser, please do go ahead and apply directly to the London Marathon as well in your own name.  This will maximise your chances of being able to run and support The Fragile X Society.

Thank you and good luck!

Pete Richardson, Managing Director

Virgin Money London Marathon 2021 Application

Terms and Conditions

Please read and agree our Terms & Conditions for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2021 charity ballot place before submitting your application.

Pledge to raise funds

By applying to take part in the Virgin Money  London Marathon 2021 for The Fragile X Society, you are committing to raising a minimum of £2,000, with no upper limit. We will support you with promoting your efforts and of course, your personalised Fragile X Society microfibre running vest or T shirt.  

 

Place allocation process

To apply for our charity ballot place, applicants should complete and submit the form above, as soon as possible (closing date above). Any applications received after this date and time will not be considered.

 

The successful applicant will be allocated a place in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2021 based on the strength of their application, involving both their experience and fitness level, coupled with their fundraising feasibility (as judged by The Fragile X Society) and will be contacted after the closing date.

 

The successful participant must confirm their acceptance and understanding of the terms and conditions of the offer, and their willingness to adhere to any restrictions imposed by the Virgin Money London Marathon Team to reduce the risk of Covid infection, as required,  by checking the box in the application form, above. Failure to do so may result in the place being offered to another applicant. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified after the closing date.

 

Thank you and good luck!