London Marathon 2016

03 May 2016
2016 London Marathon runner

This year’s Virgin London Marathon saw 1,400 Children with Cancer UK Superhero runners pound the streets of London and battle through wind and rain on their way to the finish line.

Cheering at the London MarathonOur Superhero runners were cheered on all the way by large crowds and fantastic volunteers at each of the Children with Cancer UK cheering stations.

Browse our photos and see how it felt to be one of our Superheroes:

Our runners took to social media to share their feats with the world. Friends and family read their marathon stories with pride and liked their amazing photos. Here’s a small sample of tweets from the marathon weekend:

London Marathon runnersPain lasts a while #achievement lasts forever #SoGladICouldHelp @CwC_UK

Best experience for life #CWCHERO #oneinamillion @CwC_UK

You were amazing, a turbo boost from every station... Thank you so much!

Amazing experience @LondonMarathon on Sunday. Thank you

4 days until the @LondonMarathon ballot opens for 2017! Hoping to be a @CwC_UK hero for the third year running! #cwchero

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep updated with all our latest news.

Watch our 2016 London Marathon video:

Marathon Expo

London Marathon Expo runnersAll runners have to collect their number from the London Marathon Expo in the days leading up to the event. The Expo is often when the nerves kick in and the reality of running 26.2 miles hits home.

It's an opportunity for our runners to meet staff from the charity and ask any questions they may have. It was really great to meet so many of our fundraisers and hear more about their heroic training and fundraising.

Armed with numbers and poncho’s to keep warm before the race, our Superheroes left fully prepared!

Do you want to take part next year?

Good luck wall at London Marathon ExpoWe are delighted to announce that the Mr. Men and Little Miss have teamed up with Children with Cancer UK for the 2017 Virgin London Marathon.

The online ballot was open between Monday 2nd May -  Friday 6th May 2016. If you were lucky enough to get a place why not sign up with us and join our Mr. Men and Little Miss 2017 team.

Read more: 2017 Virgin London Marathon

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