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The 40th Race, your way

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08 Oct 2020

For the first time ever, our Virgin Money London Marathon runners ran the distance their way.

The virtual marathon took place on Sunday 4 October and runners had 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds to complete the 26.2 miles - which they could choose to run, walk or jog.

Rachel Beard, Fundraising Officer, said: “It was an amazing challenge. We’re so proud of the team, who did brilliantly in these strange circumstances during the pandemic – especially running on their own, without the usual crowds to cheer them on. We are so grateful to everyone who took part, and to those who supported our runners. From all of us at ROS, we say a big ‘thank you!’”

Runners from across the globe took part in the challenge – including in Dubai. One of our runners, Steve Norris from drinks company Get More Vits, was featured on BBC East Midlands in their ROS running vest.

Steve says the experience was "very special, and hopefully unique, to be one of 45,000 runners doing it in 109 countries around the world".

Our Virgin Money London Marathon runners have already raised more than £10,000. Every penny will help to make a real difference to those affected by osteoporosis.

We can't thank you enough.

Inspired by our virtual marathon runners?

You can help towards creating a future without osteoporosis, too.

However you choose to support the Royal Osteoporosis Society, we'll be there to help you make the most of your fundraising efforts.

Whether you want to host a Virtual Open Garden, create your own activity with Your 206 Challenge, or Bake for Bones, your fundraising will directly support people affected by osteoporosis.

Discover how you can help.