Did the 2021 London Marathon leave you breathless? Literally – because you actually ran it (!) – or were you a spectator, blown away by what you witnessed?
We certainly were – watching our incredible runners proudly sporting their LOOK vests, powering on through mile after mile, hearing the cacophony of cheers from the amazing crowd – made our hearts swell with pride, admiration and gratitude.
You could be there, too! Run for LOOK in the 2022 London Marathon, have the best day of your life and raise much-needed funds for our charity!
To find out more about running the 2022 London Marathon for LOOK, click on the link below.
Why join Team LOOK?
Our dedicated runners support package is here to get you marathon day ready!
- A personalised LOOK running vest.
- Access to a fun and supportive runners Facebook group.
- Membership to the runner’s WhatsApp group sharing training tips and fundraising support.
- 16-week countdown emails packed with training advice, fundraising ideas and information on race day.
- Fundraising pack full of top tips and resources.
- Dedicated fundraising support from our expert events team.
- Loud, proud and full of energy LOOK support team on the day, cheering you along at dedicated cheer points.
Why run the 2022 London Marathon for LOOK UK?
Here’s what our awesome 2021 runners say:
‘I did it. Wow! Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to run London. The support from spectators was overwhelming. The noise deafening on some parts of the run. Thank you for all your support during this journey, with updates & good luck messages. The day ended with an unexpected act of kindness. Laura and I were on our train journey home and a complete stranger asked about the Charity we ran for. He made a £500 donation to my JustGiving page. We were completely blown away.’
Katy & Guide Runner Hayley
Katy: ‘I see being registered blind as an opportunity to show the world that disability is not something that should hold a person back. LOOK is a charity that supports young visually impaired people to shine and reach their full potential despite their disability and I am taking on this challenge to show that If you think big, you can achieve.’
‘Just like to say it was an honour and a pleasure to run for Look at the Virgin London Marathon… What a day. Can’t tell you how grateful I am…The atmosphere the people everything about it was brilliant, not how I would’ve ever imagined… I felt every emotion possible but wouldn’t change it for the world.. Happy with my time of three hours 48 minutes which I never thought I would’ve got. Well done to everyone who ran and represented Look you all did amazing… The picture is of me and my Guide runner smiling at the camera on the train home after a few well-deserved drinks!’
‘Thank you for giving me the opportunity to run for you. I still can’t believe I did it! It was an amazing day. Managed to meet a few fellow LOOK runners on the way round. Was great seeing you. Huge well done to you all.’
‘What an amazing experience the London Marathon 2021 was! I am grateful more than words to all at LOOK-UK for giving me the opportunity to run. In the dark moments, I kept thinking of those that I was doing this for. I, like others, felt every emotion, I cried, I laughed, felt utter pain, I sang with the crowds… The crowds support and encouragement was so overwhelming, just incredible.’
Are you ready to run?!
Get out of the blocks quickly by registering your interest to run the 2022 London Marathon for LOOK!
Your fundraising money has a life-changing impact on the young people that we help.
With just £6, we can pay for a young person to attend one of our VI focused employment and opportunity days. Only one in four visually impaired people in the UK are in work. This needs to change – and our workshops equip young people to know their rights to ensure their future.
£30 will pay for an afternoon of face to face/one-to-one mentoring for a young person. At LOOK, we know the power of talking to your peers, which is why we run a peer mentoring scheme.
£50 will pay for an hour of counselling for a recently diagnosed young person or parent.
£100 will pay for our staff and mentors to deliver a World of Difference workshop in a VI young person’s school. Many of the young people we work with tell us school can be challenging, especially if their classmates don’t understand their visual impairment. Our World of Difference sessions promote inclusion and understanding and encourage visually impaired young people to speak out about the barriers they face at school.
£200 will pay for a visually impaired young person to attend our 3 day festival – LOOKFest.
£250 will pay to train a visually impaired mentor.
£400 pays for a year’s worth of regular, structured weekly mentoring support for a young person from a trained VI mentor and look staff.
£800 will pay for a child to attend our week-long residential independence summer school at Jamie’s Farm.
£1000 will pay to train a visually impaired mentor as a forest school leader – leading directly to real job opportunities.