As you would expect a very well organised marathon through the streets of London, which was first run in 1981. The course is flat and takes in many of the famous sights of London, ending on the Mall right in front of Buckingham Palace.
To enter the Virgin London Marathon you need to apply through a ballot system, even the ballot system fills very quickly, if you are successful you will be informed in October, which gives you some time to get your training in.
The Virgin London Marathon is also open to elite wheelchair disabled athletes, and 11 to 17 year olds who can run the Giving Mini London Marathon, which is a three mile course. A lot of the big UK charities may have places available if you agree to raise an agreed amount of sponsorship for them. Do not forget whichever way you run the London Marathon; think about running it and raising funds for a charity large or even better small, which are often overlooked.
For further useful information see www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com
After you have run this world class marathon, do not hide your achievement away, why not frame your medal and other memorabilia in one of our ready-made sports medal frames or chose your frame with one of our popular marathon medal picture frame designs, all of our marathon medal frames are suitable for the London marathon as well as many others, including The Grate North Run, Manchester marathon to name just a few.