Virgin London Marathon

An important part of our fundraising is from the London Marathon and Ability Bow runners are raising much-needed funds to support our work with people with disabilities.

Running 26.2 miles for charity is a notable achievement for any runner and the money raised is vitally important for Ability Bow.

Ability Bow has guaranteed places for the Virgin London Marathon every April.

Run for us and we will give you:

Training advice from our Advanced Instructors  

An exclusive Ability Bow team running vest

Loads of loud cheering from us on the big day!

See how our London Marathon 2017 looked 

The London Marathon is a great event and the big day is second to none. Millions of people line the route to cheer you on and you will be loudly supported by our staff and gym users at our meet point. 

I chose Ability Bow as it is local and provides a fantastic service to disabled patients and those with long term conditions who live in Tower Hamlets at a hugely discounted rate. I wanted to contribute something back to the Borough I work in. The support from your team was amazing and all the questions that I needed answering were. I wish my time was a bit faster but i could not account for cramp, so I am hoping to have a successful application and run for Ability Bow again next year! The entire experience was amazing, the organisation smooth and I saw London from a different perspective. The bands, crowd, noise got me through. I recommend this to everyone. The pain is worth it. Roll on next year! "

Dr Sarit Patel 


We are excited to paired with The Lord Nelson Pub on Manchester Road , Isle of Dogs for Marathon Day (as featured in Channel 4's The Secret Life of The Pub ) Our whole Ability Bow team will be cheering our runners on from this lovely traditional East End 19th Century corner pub on the big day. 

The Lord Nelson Pub

Sign up to run in 2018 for Ability Bow                                               

If you would like to talk to one of us about The Virgin London Marathon or other Ability Bow team events, contact us and we will be happy to help.