Marathon attempt by our supporters raises over £130,000

Posted on - 25/04/2017
Author: Communications Team

Among the record 39,487 finishers at this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon, were 74 wonderful runners taking part in support of Beating Bowel Cancer. So far they have raised an incredible £130,000 so we are well on track to reaching our target of £170,000.

It was another fantastic day and we created a rocking party atmosphere at our cheer point near mile 24 when our team needed that boost of support the most.


After the race, our team was invited back to The Carlton Club near the finish line along with their friends and family, where they received a professional sports therapy massage from a wonderful team of students from St Marys University. They were also able to shower and change before they got tucked into some pasta and a celebratory tipple.

Virgin Money London Marathon runners
Marathon runner dressed as clown

Events fundraiser, Gemma Ali, said: “Our runners were truly amazing. They included bowel cancer patients, family, friends and colleagues, who all pushed themselves to the limit in order to raise awareness of the disease and funds for the charity. Everyone at the charity would like to express their thanks and gratitude to all the runners for their effort and determination to make a difference.”

This year’s marathon has been hailed as “the greatest ever” in the history of the race by event director Hugh Brasher, as he reflected on a day that smashed records across the board and saw more people than ever before make the 26-mile journey from Greenwich to Westminster.


The Virgin Money London Marathon 2018 ballot opens on Monday 1st May and closes Friday 5th May.


And we are excited to announce that we are involved in The Big Half!  – the London marathon organisers new half marathon event on Sunday 4th March. We have charity places through our website and you can sign up from now so don’t miss out on the first ever Big Half!