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Sustainability at the Virgin Money London Marathon

London Marathon Events (LME) organises 13 world class mass participation events each year in running, cycling and swimming including the Virgin Money London Marathon, the world’s greatest marathon.

LME has led the world in showing the power of mass participation sport as a force for good. We are very proud of the hugely positive impacts our events have had on millions of people since the first London Marathon in 1981: inspiring activity, improving health (physical and mental), bringing communities together, raising huge sums of money for charities and supporting local businesses. Now we want to ensure we inspire and deliver innovation in mass participation event sustainability and this has become one of the eight company pillars that guide everything we do. You can read our environmental policy to find out more.

London Marathon Events Limited (LME) has published its first ever environmental report – Leaving the Right Impression - this comprehensive report, the first of its kind in the organisation’s history, sets out the waste, emissions and products, produced and used across all of LME’s events, and at their headquarters and warehouse in 2019.

In 2019 we tried a number of initiatives to improve the environmental impact of the Virgin Money London Marathon