Run alongside a paralympic legend in your home town

Richard Whitehead runs britain

British Paralympic Gold medallist and double leg amputee, Richard Whitehead, is running a marathon a day this summer, a staggering 977 miles (1572km) across the UK, to raise money for Sarcoma UK and Scope. Richard’s run from John O’Groats to Land’s End is supported by Virgin Media and will last approximately 40 days.

Richard is calling for people up and down the country to join him on the route. Whether you choose to run 5 miles, 10 miles or even a marathon, you will have the chance to run alongside an iconic British sporting star.

Throughout the 40 days, Richard will be running through the below cities. For a full list of the route and exact dates please visit:


Inverness(13th– 18th August)

Nottingham(6th – 9th September)

Glasgow(19th – 26th August)

StratfordUpon Avon (10th - 11th September)

Lancaster(27th - 29th August)

Gloucester(12th - 14th September)

Preston(31st August - 1st September)

Bath (15th September)

Bolton(2nd September)

Glastonbury(16th September)

Buxton (3rd - 4th September)

Taunton(17th  -21st September)

Ripley (5th September)

Truro  (22nd – 23rd September)


Richard Whitehead commented “I am really excited about taking on my next, and toughest, challenge to date. I would encourage as many of you to join me along the way and come and run with me. Whether you live in the north of Scotland or southern Cornwall, I could be running right past your door so come out and run with me – or at least cheer me on! All the money raised will be going towards two charities that are close to my heart, so I would ask you to dig deep and help me reach my target of £1 million” 

Ernestina Hall, head of brand for good at Virgin Media said “We’re proud to support Richard in running the length of Britain which will be such an incredible feat of speed and endurance. The team at Virgin Media is passionate that everyone gets a chance to live their digital life to the full so when a member of staff suggested we add a Paralympic hero to our list of superfast brand ambassadors, we knew Richard would be the perfect person.  We wish Richard the best of luck in his run”.

Throughout his sporting career, Richard has competed at the highest level for Great Britain. He is currently theWorld Record holder in both full and half marathons, but he’s also one of the world’s best sprinters – and the current Paralympic and World Champion in the T42 200m winning Gold at the London 2013 Paralympic Games. 

Visit  to sign up to run alongside Rich for part of his run, or simply to support the run via a donation to help him reach his target of £1million.