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Virgin Money London Marathon 2019

SportsAid is celebrating the Virgin Money London Marathon's #ThanksaBillion campaign as overall fundraising tops £1 billion this year. The charity has a team of more than 40 runners taking part.


SportsAid Week 2019

SportsAid Week is returning in 2019 for a fourth consecutive year! Monday 23 September to Sunday 29 September are the confirmed dates. What will you do to support the next?




SportsAid supports athletes from over 60 sports - most of which are Olympic and Paralympic disciplines.



SportsAid helps more than a thousand young talented athletes across the country every year.



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Latest news

Susannah Gill crowned women's champion at World Marathon Challenge 2019
07 Feb 2019

SportsAid fundraiser Susannah Gill has won the women's title at the World Marathon Challenge after completing seven marathons across seven continents in seven days. Susannah, who was one of only two British competitors in the field, set a new world record in the process. The challenge saw her travel 55,000 miles as she overcame courses in Antarctica, Cape Town, Perth, Dubai, Madrid, Santiago and Miami.

SportsAid celebrating Virgin Money London Marathon's #ThanksaBillion campaign
29 Jan 2019

The Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 will see a ground-breaking landmark reached in the history of the world’s greatest marathon as fundraising from the event tops £1 billion. SportsAid was the first official charity of the London Marathon back in 1984 and is proudly backing the #ThanksaBillion campaign as nearly 40 runners get set to raise money to support the next generation of British athletes on Sunday 28 April 2019.

SportsAid's Athlete of the Month - Lily May Humphreys, 16, from Great Cornard
25 Jan 2019

Golf prodigy Lily May Humphreys has been given a major boost at the start of the 2019 season after receiving an invitation to play in the Augusta National Women’s Amateur. The three-day championship was announced at last year’s Masters and will see Lily competing in a field of 72. She is the second-highest ranked English amateur female player in the world and previously made the shortlist for SportsAid’s One-to-Watch Award.

With the help of SportsAid, I did my thing. I didn’t come from a wealthy family, and there were times when I thought ‘I need a job’ but I stuck to my swimming. Thankfully it did pay off. It's about gambling and making sacrifices. I put a high risk in myself and invested the time in what was going to make the difference to my swimming.

Adam Peaty
SportsAid alumnus




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May 2019
Vitality London 10,000 Green Park London SW1A 2BJ

Sign up now to secure one of our limited SportsAid places in the 2019 Vitality London 10,000. The Vitality London 10,000 is known as one of the best road races in the UK for its distance. The race starts on The Mall and the course takes in several famous landmarks and finishes in front of Buckingham Palace.


May 2019
Tough Mudder - All UK Events

Take on one of the toughest and most rewarding fundraising challenges going. In 2019 join SportsAid's fundraising team at one of several Tough Mudder events around the UK.