The Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the six World Marathon Majors and the undisputed king of the UK race calendar. Over 400,000 hopefuls went into the ballot for the 2019 event - a new record.
The famous route takes athletes past London's historic sites, and crowds that have to be seen to be believed. In 2016 runners raised more that 59 million for charity, breaking the record for an annual single-day charity fundraising event for the 10th year in a row. The event has raised over 1bn for charity since 1981 and completing it is a lifetime ambition for every runner!