London Marathon 2021

Take on the greatest marathon in the world and raise much needed funds for Breadline Africa

On Sunday 3 October 50,000 participants will take on the traditional course from London’s Blackheath to The Mall – an increase of more than 7,000 on the previous finisher record.

On the same day, an additional 50,000 people will have the chance to take on the world’s greatest marathon on the course of their choice from 00:00:00 to 23:59:59 BST, wherever they are on the planet – building on the success of the first-ever Virtual London Marathon last year.

Together, these participants will make history by creating the world’s first 100,000-person marathon – would you like to be one of them? We have a limited number of charity places available in the virtual 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon and one very special entry to take part in the marathon around London.

Breadline Africa hopes to raise much needed funds to continue providing safe spaces for children in South Africa to learn and grow.

Applications for the charity entry and the virtual marathon entries will close on 1 July 2021*

How to run the London Marathon for #TeamBLA

Why run for #TeamBLA?

Breadline Africa believes that every child deserves a better future and a chance to escape the cycle of poverty through educational opportunities. Breadline Africa has provided more than 660 infrastructure units to under-resourced communities, and plans to bring this total to 1,000 by the end of 2023, benefiting more than 250,000 children.

The renovated containers and prefabricated units replace unsafe structures at early childhood development centres and also provide school libraries to promote literacy, and feeding kitchens at primary schools.

In addition, Breadline Africa supports emergency feeding programmes in poor communities to alleviate hunger. We also have various initiatives for children and their families, including food parcel drives, outings and educational events.

 Your fundraising will help ensure each child has the opportunity for a better future.

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Breadline Africa’s primary goal is to help children do better in school by ensuring that they have safer spaces to learn in. It’s difficult to focus on learning when the roof is leaking and the temperatures drop in winter. Teachers also struggle to help their charges when they are worried about the children hurting themselves on a broken board or rusty nail.