Virgin London Marathon 2016
The London Marathon is a lifetime achievement for anyone who takes on the challenge. The 26.2-mile course stretches from Greenwich Park to the Mall, with live bands and thousands of excited supporters cheering you on the the finish. To hear what its really like to run it take a look at our 2014 runner stories below!
The ballot opens this year on 4 May and will close at 5pm on Friday 8 May; it will not close after a certain number of ballot entries have been received, unlike previous years.
We are also taking applications for places for 2016. Minimum sponsorship for each place is £2,000 with a £50 registration fee. To apply click Register for this event. Please do also enter the ballot so we can have our largest team of runners to date.
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Dates: 24 Apr 2016
Min sponsorship: £2000
Event registration: £50
Why choose NDCS Challenges?
- You will help to empower deaf children and young people to achieve their true potential.
- You will have dedicated contact with Katie and Louisa in the NDCS Challenges Team who will offer fundraising support and answer your questions every step of the way.
- You will receive an exclusive free NDCS running vest
- You will be invited to a post run reception where family and friends are welcome to join you in a relaxed environment to gain much needed rest and a free massage
- You will have access to a number of discount codes for sporting products
Don't just take our word for it, read what some of our runners thought:
Thank you for all of your encouragement and advice over the last few months! And thank you to everyone who was at the cheering point, it was brilliant to have the support there from NDCS! It was lovely also to have a few action shots from the day from your volunteer photographer.
I decided to run my first London Marathon for NDCS as I am a trainee audiologist, and experience everyday the challenges that children and teenagers with a hearing loss, and their families, go through. I also see the benefits these children and families gain from the support and opportunities NDCS provide, and so wanted to play a part in helping to provide these much needed services. I enjoyed being part of the 2014 NDCS marathon team as I knew the training and fundraising was all for a great cause, and felt fully supported by the advice and encouragement given by NDCS. Training was challenging at times, but the feeling of running on the day in front of the crowds and crossing the line at 4:27 made it all worth it.
Many thanks, Ellen
It was an absolute pleasure to run the London Marathon for the NDCS yesterday. My legs ache like mad but it was so worth it! I would like to thank you all for welcoming my friends and family; they all said what a brilliant day they had.
Thank you and NDCS for the fabulous work you do in order to help deaf children lead better lives, and you never know, I might be tempted to run this most fabulous of races again!!