Join #TeamNSPCC for the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon

We have the exciting news that applications to run with #TeamNSPCC for the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon are now open, and we have five spaces reserved for Walpole members!

Read on to find out what’s involved, and how you can become part of Walpole’s team of runners, and have the opportunity to take part in the NSPCC’s biggest fundraising event of the year. With unbeatable atmosphere, the London Marathon is definitely an event to tick off your bucket list. Help us make 2021 a better year for children.

The Marathon will take place on the 3rd of October 2021 and Walpole applications are open now.

If you decide to join the team you will get:

A personalised training plan and on-going training and fundraising support

A training day with expert coaches

A #TeamNSPCC Facebook page to share training tips, fundraising updates and motivational words with fellow teammates

Six cheer points around the course to help you over the finish line

A family-focused post-race reception with food, drinks and a massage.

More information:

There is a £100 registration fee, and you will need to commit to raising a minimum of £2,200.

Places are offered based on the quality of your application, so please give as much detail as you can when you are applying. You must also select that you are affiliated with or employed by Walpole when applying.

Places are offered based on the quality of the application, so it’s really important that you are as detailed as possible when answering the three questions NSPCC looks at when scoring applications:

  1. We’d love to know a bit more about why you’d like to fundraise for NSPCC. Let us know a bit more about your motivation:
  2. Please tell us how you are planning to fundraise, please include as much detail as possible and your back up plans:
  3. How much do you hope to raise for the NSPCC if you were successful?
    *Please note that NSPCC won’t accept applications that list their target as lower than £2,200 as this is the minimum you are asked to raise.*

Top tip: The best applications show understanding that fundraising £2,200 requires a lot of hard work. Alongside showing your passion for keeping children safe, outlining specific fundraising activities you have planned and any back up plans you have to help hit your £2,200 fundraising target will make for a strong application.

If you have any questions about applying for a place please contact marathon@nspcc.org.uk.
To apply click here.