Red Arrows to run the 2010 Virgin London Marathon

Virgin London MarathonOn the 25th April the Red Arrows will be swapping their flying suits for shorts, t-shirts and trainers and taking on the 26.2 Mile Virgin London Marathon course.

The Reds are raising money on Virgin Money Giving in support of RAF Association’s wings appeal. The team hopes to raise around £40,000 for RAFA which provides friendship, help and support for past and present members of the Royal Air Force and their families.

The Red Arrows are supporting a major new Wings Appeal project called ‘Miles More Minute’.  It will enable RAF personnel serving overseas to telephone home to their families more frequently, helping them to feel close to their loved ones even though they are thousands of miles apart.

The Red Arrows’ marathon team includes all nine Red Arrows display pilots, Red 10 and other members of the Red Arrows support team. In keeping with the family values of RAFA, some of the wives and partners of the pilots will also be taking on the challenge.

Red Arrows in formation wearing their running kit

You can support them by making a donation to their fundraising page at

Keep an eye out for them at the start line, they’ll be the runners in formation with the smoke trails behind them!

2 Responses to “Red Arrows to run the 2010 Virgin London Marathon”

  1. 1 Peterson February 12, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    One of the best things about the London Marathon is that it raises a whole lot of money for charity – the total will exceed £500 million this year I believe. You also never know who you will meet during the race – a celebrity chef, or even an RAF Red Arrows pilot.

    Good luck to all the team, I hope you exceed your target for the Wings Appeal.

  1. 1 London Marathon Celebrity Fundraisers | Global Changes Trackback on February 12, 2010 at 3:31 pm
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