The Virgin Money London Marathon

On the 22nd of April 2018, you could be taking part in arguably the greatest marathon in the world. A record total number of 386,050 applicants from the UK and overseas registered for a ballot place in the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon when the application system closed on Friday 5th May. This is the highest number of applicants for any marathon in the world.

What do you do if you haven’t applied for the ballot or haven’t been successful? Get in touch with us at Wide Horizons.

We are extremely excited to announce that we have GUARANTEED places available for the 2018 event and we are looking for some special people to represent our amazing charity on the event. We would like to thank the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich for allocating the marathon places to Wide Horizons giving us an opportunity to both raise vital funds for our work and provide you with the chance to take part in this amazing event.

Find out more

To find out more about running for Wide Horizons, complete the registration form below.

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We are here to help you! Whether it be fundraising or training support we have a breadth of experience, ideas and suggestions to help you complete both the fundraising and physical aspects of this amazing challenge.

Why choose Wide Horizons

Poverty, obesity, mental health problems, disconnection from nature and feelings of isolation are just some of the struggles that are starting to define childhood in the UK. Without urgent intervention, the challenges that are faced by young people today are expected to continue to rise, making escape from poverty and it’s harrowing associations increasingly unlikely.

Wide Horizons is fighting these challenges through inspirational Adventure Learning experiences. Driven by our belief that every child should have the opportunity to experience adventure, we are committed to developing well-rounded young people who are environmentally conscious, active members of their communities and have the skills to build their own futures.

You can play a vital role in helping us to bring Adventure Learning to more disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

By giving the gift of adventure, you’ll be providing the next generation with the tools they need to build a better future for themselves and create a more vibrant and cohesive society, so thank you.