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Run the Virgin Money London Marathon 2021 for Hamlin Fistula UK!

Do you believe in a world without maternal death, birth injuries or obstetric fistula?

Have you, or one of your friends or family, always dreamed of running the London Marathon?

If your answer is “yes!” to these questions – we are delighted to offer the first ever opportunity to run the Virgin Money London Marathon on 3 October 2021 for Hamlin Fistula UK.

Run to #EndFistula for women in Ethiopia

For seasoned runners, it may be adding that long awaited medal to the display case, or for those just setting out on their running journey it may be the excitement and achievement of taking on a new challenge. Wherever you are in your running journey, if you would like to run to #EndFistula and change the lives of women in Ethiopia, we would love to welcome you to the team.

It is estimated that each year in Ethiopia 1,500 women develop obstetric fistula, and thousands more are already suffering its devastating effects, leading lives of suffering and isolation. But we want to change that.

Through our prevention programmes training new midwives deployed across Ethiopia, to our treatment and rehabilitation programmes which reach hundreds of women each year, Hamlin is making a difference. And by taking part in the London Marathon to raise funds for Hamlin you can play an amazing part in making that difference.

London Marathon 2021 – making history

The Virgin Money London Marathon will take place on Sunday 3 October 2021 and make history as the world’s first 100,000-person marathon.

You could be part of this and join 50,000 other participants on the 26.2 mile in-person course along its iconic route from Blackheath in the south east of London to the euphoria of the finish line at The Mall with its stunning backdrop of Buckingham Palace. A further 50,000 runners will join virtually from around the UK, making this the run of a lifetime!

Want to find out more for you or a friend or family member?

We have one charity place available, so if you’d like to take part in this unique challenge of a lifetime, while raising much-needed funds for Hamlin Fistula UK, please get in touch with us today.

To join #TeamHamlin we are asking our runner to pledge to raise £1,500* – to fund three women’s life changing fistula surgeries.

Your support could change the lives of three women like Fatuma, who told us after her successful surgery, “The day I arrived at the hospital and met many other women like me, I began hoping for a cure…I saw the care and love to staff provided us and I was amazed...Thank you to everyone at Hamlin”.

In return you will receive dedicated support from our team, as well as:

  • Regular newsletters and charity updates;
  • A vest or T-shirt to wear on Marathon Day;
  • A cheer point on the marathon route where supporters will make lots of noise!

To find out more or register, contact Helen Marriott at or call 0121 559 3999 by Friday 25 June 2021.

Already have a place in the London Marathon?
If you already have your own place in the marathon you can still be part of Team Hamlin. You’ll have no minimum sponsorship target but you’ll receive all the same support. Email us to join the team.

* Not including Gift Aid.

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