Run the virtual London Marathon for SignHealth
As you know, Covid-19 has meant that this year’s London Marathon will be a virtual one which will be held on Sunday 4th October 2020. This allows participants to either run or walk 26.2 miles in 23 hours. The next mass participation event is scheduled to be held on 3rd October 2021.
We are giving everyone the opportunity to join #TeamSignHealth and Run4Wellbeing whilst raising vital funds to support our work. Find out more below.
As with many other charities, the COVID pandemic has had an impact on SignHealth’s income at a time when our services are needed most. We launched a free 24/7 emergency interpreting service, using our charity reserves, for Deaf people to communicate with health professionals during the pandemic. Since April, this service has received over 10,000 video calls connecting Deaf people with medical staff at a cost of £25,000 per week. As the Deaf health charity, we felt this is an incredibly important service at a time of national crisis when visits to GP surgeries were transferred to the telephone and medical staff wearing PPE making communication impossible. We are so proud of this service and we are committed to continue until normal services resume.
Even though the London Marathon isn’t going ahead as planned this year, you can still get involved:-
Support our marathon runners
Our 6 marathon runners would love it if you were able to join them on their virtual marathon journey by running with them or fundraising for them. Your support would be invaluable so they can make history by joining both marathons and raise an incredible amount of money for charity. All supporters who raise over £100 will receive a SignHealth Run4Wellbeing medal as a token of our appreciation!
Anyone is welcome to join the SignHealth Run4Wellbeing virtual marathon on Sunday 4th October 2020 at the same time as the virtual London Marathon.
Join #TeamSignHealth and make history by participating in our event. All runners who raise over £100 will also receive a SignHealth Run4Wellbeing medal!
Want to track and share your journey? You can also train for the challenge and show others what you’re doing to prepare. Download the Strava app and join the SignHealth Run4Wellbeing club.
The 2021 London Marathon will move from its usual April date to Sunday 3 October to give the best chance for the mass race to return in 2021. We will update this page as soon as we know how many places we have available.