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Secure your spot at the London Marathon 2022 with The Mix! 

Do you want to bag yourself a spot at the iconic London Marathon and fundraise to support young people? The Mix is offering 11 lucky runners the chance to make the 2nd October 2022 a day to remember, with one spot up for grabs in the physical race and 10 virtual places. And of course, you can also fundraise for The Mix if you have already secured a space in this year’s ballot! 

The money you raise will help The Mix to give young people a lifeline when they need it the most, with our free and essential services. 

Your London Marathon experience: 

Starting in Greenwich Park with 40,000 other runners, you’ll go on an unforgettable journey, past some of London’s most famous landmarks, including the Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge and ending like royalty at Buckingham Palace. You’ll get the much-coveted medal, an oh-so stylish t-shirt from The Mix and The Mix’s branded running vest for the day. You’ll also have plenty of support on the day, with The Mix team there to give you a hero’s cheer!  You’ll also have our team on hand to help you with your fundraising before the race.

Your virtual London Marathon experience: 

Starting in a safe place of your choice, you’ll join hundreds of other virtual runners across the UK as you set off on your own unique virtual London Marathon experience. The benefits of running virtually are that you can plan your own route and can run anywhere in the UK! You’ll also get all the same perks, including a medal, a t-shirt from The Mix and The Mix’s branded running vest. Our team will also send you plenty of virtual support to give you a boost and will be there to help with your fundraising efforts.

Why fundraise for The Mix? 

1.5 million children and young people will require mental health support as a long-term result of the pandemic and with your help, The Mix can provide that support. Your incredible efforts will go towards keeping our lifesaving services for young people running, including our helpline, counselling and 24/7 crisis support. You’ll help us ensure that whatever issue a young person is facing, The Mix is always there for them with free, confidential, and anonymous support that can be accessed wherever they are. 

How to apply

Email our fundraising team via [email protected]. Tell us about your previous running experience, how you plan to reach the fundraising target and why you want to run for The Mix. We’ll also need your age, occupation, and a contact number so we can give you a ring to chat through the details.

  • Entry fee: Free 
  • Minimum pledge: The pledge for the physical race can be discussed when you get in touch with our team and the pledge for the virtual race is £300
  • Places: 1 for the physical race and 10 for the virtual race 
  • Event date: 2nd October 2022 
  • Sign up deadline: 19th August at 5pm 
  • Requirements: You’ll need to be able to run 26.9 miles within eight hours on the day, either in London for the physical race or in a safe place of your choice. 

How to fundraise with a ballot entry 

Thank you for choosing to raise money for The Mix! Please email our fundraising team via [email protected] so we can support you.