What is London Marathon Race?
The London Marathon is one the world’s popular race with the number of participants around 4000,000 people, As compared to the last year, there is an increase of 10.5 percent of participants this year. London will be going to host their 40th London Marathon next year which will one of the world records. Nearly half a million of population of London have registered for the ballot of this London Marathon race. In this race, people of London as well as from different countries also participate and the increase in the entries of the participants for the 40th London Race will be going to be one its kind.
When is London Marathon planned to happen?
The London Marathon for the Virgin Money will be going to take place on 26th of April in the next year i.e. 2020, but the preparation for the marathon has already been started since this year and by the end of October, 2019 the runners will get to know if they have a place to run in 2020 London Marathon or not.
What is the main motive of London Marathon?
According to the event director Hugh Brasher, the main goal of organizing this marathon is to encourage local people to actively participate in the sports and they are able to make that encouragement among the people. Also, Hugh, event director said that they have got a fantastic response for this and more than 210,000 people from the UK are inspired to participate and run in the marathon for the year 2020. The number of participants has abruptly increased by 25, 680 people from the last year. According to the metrics, the count of previous year participants in the marathon was 373,736 which is increased to 347,876 for the upcoming marathon of 2020.
The London Marathon is one of the iconic event which has been recognised by world’s greatest marathon and the amount which is collected by the registration of the people is totally donated to charity. In this way, the charity also receives millions of funds every year from this London Marathon. The London Marathon has a great impact on the people and has profound social change said the event director, Mr. Basher.
Fundraising using London Marathon
The fund which is raised by the registration of the people are raised for some charity trust every year. The charity trust for the year 2019 was Dementia Revolution who looks after the Alzheimer’s society and Alzheimer’s Research of UK. The charity which was formed by 2019 marathon was more that £1 billion. Also, the 2019 marathon included a commemorative marker at Mile 18 during the marathon in the memory of Stephen Lawrence, celebrating the life and legacy of the murderer London teenager who was a keen runner.
Next year Virgin Money London Marathon is for the charity trust named as Mencap which looks after the learning disability, autism, down’s syndrome and the other people who are suffering from these. The Virgin Money London Marathon is going to take place on April 26, 2020 for funding of the charity Mencap.