Running and raising funds!

We’re excited to announce that we have places for the London Marathon 2021. Taking place exactly 4 months from today, on Sunday 3rd October. This is an exciting opportunity to run in this prestigious race whilst raising much needed funds for Smart Works.

To apply:

Smart Works has 25 virtual places to offer alongside a couple of in-person places for the traditional event. Whether you want the chance to run from Blackheath to The Mall or Blackburn to Manchester – it’s your race, your way.

Much like our mission to help women back into employment, this is a marathon not a race and we are with you every step of the way. In return for fundraising, each runner will benefit from:

  • A Smart Works running vest, plus a T-shirt and finisher medal from the organisers of the London Marathon
  • Access to a private Facebook group to connect with other Smart Works runners
  • Training to help you along your marathon journey
  • Fundraising advice and materials to help you reach your target
  • Promotion of your fundraising page on our social media channels and with our community
  • A friendly team to support from the moment you sign up, right through to the finish line

Alongside all of this there’s a chance to become a Guinness World Record holder as the organisers want to smash the record for ‘Most users to run a remote marathon in 24 hours’ that they set the previous year.

The last year has emphasised the power of our Smart Works community and we would love for you to not only challenge yourself but continue to champion the work we do by raising vital funds.