Five heroic individuals are gearing up to run the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon for MapAction.
Our runners (and their fundraising pages) are:
Aaron Berdanier – running virtually
Ian Davis, who is Director of Fundraising and Communications at MapAction, is running this year and says:
“2021 is going to be MapAction’s most challenging year due to the funding landscape.”
“Hopefully by pledging to complete my first marathon at 56 and not being naturally suited to running, I can raise extra funds by showing just how much I believe in MapAction’s vital work.”
“Struggling through the training this summer I’m more appreciative than ever of the efforts of Aaron, Ed, Paul and Timothy. Every penny they raise is vital and I thank them.”
The event, which will help raise vital funds for MapAction, is scheduled to go ahead on 3rd October this year due to COVID-19, but as normal, the 26 mile course will start at Greenwich and finish at Buckingham Palace.
This year will be a record breaker, as along with 50,000 people doing the race in person, 37,000 are signed up to do a virtual race, meaning that they can take part wherever they are.