The Rugby Runners raise over £42,000 in the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon.

Twenty Rugby Runners took to the streets of London on Sunday to take part in the World’s Biggest One-Day Fundraising event in support of the Injured Players Foundation. Before the race had even begun the IPF runners had already raised well over £33,000 with even more coming in from generous supporters and sponsors as the race unfolded. The runners were up bright and early to take on the 26.2 miles alongside roughly 36,000 fellow participants, in all manner of costumes and running gear, with Rugby Runners finishing the race between three hours to six and half hours on the day.

Friends and family joined IPF volunteers at our Cheer Point in Bermondsey to motivate and support their loved ones as they passed Mile 12 before racing them to the next point on the tube.

Many of our runners have a personal connection to the charity, some of whom have friends or family members that benefit from the support of the IPF.

After the race our runners slowly made their way over to BAFTA House to enjoy their post-race reception which included a very well earned massage to relieve those tired legs as well as refuelling with food and a few drinks! Having recovered, many of the runners made the most of the chance to chat to each other again after meeting at the training day and allowed most to realise what a fantastic achievement they had accomplished by completing the Marathon!

In total the team raised a fantastic £42,000 to support injured players and fund vital injury prevention research.

Below you can see some images of all the highs and lows from the day!

We would love to hear from YOU! If you would like to get involved in similar events or would like to raise money to support injured rugby players and to fund vital injury prevention research, get in touch with Phil & Emily in the Events & Fundraising Team by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our Get Involved page to learn more.


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