If you’ve heard from the Virgin London Marathon that your place in next year’s race is confirmed, or have signed up for a place through a charity, we’ve got some exciting news for you!
As well as helping runners raise money for their favourite charities this year we’re doing a little something to help you, the runner. We’ve put together a little kit bag with a few essentials to get you started, and it’s free!
The first 20,000 runners to start fundraising with Virgin Money Giving will be sent an exclusive kit bag towards the end of October.
And we’re not leaving it there, we’ve got tips and support for you all the way to race day, and some fundraising total boosting competitions coming in the months ahead.
Did you know as the official fundraising website of the Virgin London Marathon, since we started in 2009, we’ve helped fundraisers collect over £145 million* – with £38.8 million from Marathon runners alone.In fact, in the last three years an additional £1.3 million has reached charities just by Virgin London Marathon runners fundraising through us instead of JustGiving** – because we’re 100% not-for-profit.
To get your name on the list for a free kit bag, just create your page and start your fundraising today. And if you’ve already started don’t worry, your name’s already on the list!
The first batch of kit bags have now been posted, let us know when you’ve got yours.
*Figure includes Gift Aid up to 26/09/12 **If the £38.8 million raised through Virgin Money Giving for the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Virgin London Marathon was raised through JustGiving instead, £1.3 million less would have reached charities. This is based on the Gift Aid reclaim rate for the Virgin London Marathon on Virgin Money Giving and the overall mix of payment types on Virgin Money Giving.