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Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

Be part of London's most iconic sporting event – The Virgin Money London Marathon – and help create a rabies-free world for both people and animals.

Running the famous and historic 26.2-mile journey from Blackheath to The Mall is the experience of a lifetime, and one that you can be part of in 2021.

Team Mission Rabies

We are thrilled to announce that we have charity places available to run the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 3 October 2021. You can apply for a place on our team by completing this form and telling us why you’d like to take part for Mission Rabies.

  • When: Sunday 3 October 2021
  • Where: London
  • Distance: 26.2 miles
  • Registration fee: £100
  • Minimum fundraising pledge: £2,000
  • Why: Eliminate rabies for dogs and children
Apply here

Why run for Mission Rabies?

While rabies is amongst the most deadly of diseases, both for humans and dogs, it is entirely preventable.

Mission Rabies works in rabies hotspots, across Africa and Asia, to combat the disease directly at its source. With 99% of rabies cases being caused by an infected dog bite, we follow WHO guidelines to deliver mass canine vaccination programmes; building herd immunity in any given canine population – stopping the disease in its tracks.

By taking part in the event for Mission Rabies and fundraising on our behalf, you can help us make this the Final Rabies Generation and eliminate rabies. For good, for all.

What’s in it for you?

  • A Mission Rabies branded running shirt to help you look the part
  • A fundraising guide full of ideas to help you hit your target
  • One-on-one support to assist you with everything you’ll need in the lead up to the event
  • A London Marathon finishers medal & t-shirt
  • The buzz of completing the world’s most iconic fundraising event

Virtual Marathon

On the same day, 50,000 runners will take part in the virtual event. You could be one of them. Sign up to take on the world’s greatest marathon on the course of your choice from 00:00:00 to 23:59:59, wherever you are on the planet. You can even choose to run on behalf of Mission Rabies, and we’ll support you along the way and help you reach your fundraising goals.

It’s your run, your way, and one that could make a world of a difference to at-risk communities worldwide.

Got a question about the Virgin Money London Marathon? Check out the event’s FAQs. Interested in knowing more about Mission Rabies and how you can get involved, email

Mission Rabies

Mission Rabies

4 Castle Street, Cranborne, Dorset, BH21 5PZ, United Kingdom

Mission Rabies is registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (1162293)

Mission Rabies USA, Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization – EIN 81-5065473

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