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Run for us

Take part in the Virtual Virgin London Marathon 2021

For every mile you run (or walk!) and every penny you raise, you’ll support some of the most vulnerable and marginalised young people in Zambia through sport, health and education opportunities.

On Sunday 3 October 2021, 50,000 virtual runners will have the chance to join 50,000 in London as an official part of the biggest marathon ever staged anywhere in the world. You can complete the race in one go, or in stages, over the 24 hour period.

Choose to run or walk the marathon yourself, or as part of a team – involve your partner, friend or children and share the fun of finishing the Virtual London Marathon together!

Want a place?

Play it Forward has a number of exclusive charity places that we can offer to our supporters for only a small fee!

Entry is just £25 and all we ask for is a minimum sponsorship of £250 per person or per team.

For more information email: info@play-itforward.org

Already have a place?

If you have already secured a place in the London Marathon we’d still love to have you on our team. There is no minimum fundraising target for joining our team this way – simply raise as much as you can and we will support you all the way to the finish line!

Why Team Play it Forward?

  • Dedicated support from our small, friendly team  

  • A Play it Forward running vest or t-shirt 

  • Access to bespoke fundraising materials like collection tins, balloons, leaflets, photos & posters 

  • A finishers medal and T-shirt after you finish the event, sent by the race organisers.

  • Official App tracking to record your run.

  • Support with online fundraising pages like Virgin Money Giving, TotalGiving or JustGiving

  • The knowledge that you are part of a team working together to make sure young people across Zambia can access their right to health and education – if that’s not motivation, we don’t know what is!


Interested in running the London Marathon in 2021?

Show you interest by contacting us by the 30th April 2021:


We have a limited number of official places, but once these are filled, we encourage you to still sign up for free and join us!

We welcome applications to join Team Play it Forward.