Running and training for a marathon are great ways to improve your physical and mental health – but there are things you need to do to ensure you stay safe and well on and before the big day.
Get checked by your doctor
Before you begin training for the Virgin Money London Marathon, we recommend visiting your doctor for a check-up. They will be able to offer advice tailored to you, taking your medical history into account.
If you have a serious medical condition we’ll need your doctor’s agreement, and details of your condition and treatment, before you can enter the Virgin Money London Marathon.
Please check with your doctor before entering the ballot, then, if you secure a place, send your medical details and doctor’s note to:
- Virgin Money London Marathon Medical Director, PO Box 1234, London, SE1 8RZ.
Please mark the envelope as confidential and include your runner number if you have it.
If there’s a risk you may blackout during the race (for example if you have seizures), please mark your runner number in these ways:
- put a red cross on the front of your number
- write the details of your condition and treatment on the back of your number