Posted on Thursday 6 August 2020

in News

CLIC Sargent responds to the news that the 2020 London Marathon has been cancelled

Today (6 August) the race organisers of the Virgin Money London Marathon announced the event that was rescheduled to take place on Sunday 4 October 2020 is cancelled. Instead they will host a race for elite runners on an enclosed loop this year and next year’s marathon will move from its usual April date to 3 October 2021.

Runners with a 2020 place will be able to take part in the 40th Race by running the distance from home or anywhere in the world. In addition, all runners will be also able to defer their place to a future London Marathon in 2021, 2022 or 2023.

Following this news, we will be in touch with all CLIC Sargent runners shortly. We know how disappointing this news will be for our incredible team of runners, but safety must come first.

The Virgin Money London Marathon has always been an incredible day and event for our runners, and we can’t thank them enough for their dedication and the effort that has gone in to their training and fundraising. The impact of the event being cancelled this year is a huge loss for CLIC Sargent, and it comes at a time when we’re trying to deal with the financial impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on the charity.

We will be in touch with all of our runners very soon. Please do bear with us as there are many factors outside of our control that will affect decisions going forward. Thank you so much for your patience and support.

Read the full statement from Virgin Money London Marathon here:

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