Runners now have the opportunity to participate in the Virgin London Marathon next year by joining Team RJAH.

The ballot for marathon places has now closed but there is an opportunity to take up a charity place with The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Fund.

Sixteen runners took to the capital to take part in this year’s Virgin London Marathon after the 2020 race was made virtual in light of the pandemic.

Stacey Keegan, Interim Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted that we are able to enter a team of runners in the London Marathon every year, it’s a fantastic event which benefits charities across the world.

“Fundraising has become more challenging than ever as a result of the pandemic, so we are very keen to ensure that we fill all our places so we can raise as much as possible to benefit all of our patients and staff.”

A number of slots have already been filled for 2022 but the Oswestry-based hospital still has more spaces to fill and is inviting experienced runners who would be interested in representing the hospital to get in touch.

Victoria Sugden, Charity Director, said: “The London Marathon is the biggest fundraiser on the calendar and all runners play a massive part in enabling us to provide the best possible support to patients and staff at RJAH.

“For those who have taken up running over the pandemic this is the perfect opportunity to run the marathon whilst raising funds for our hospital – please do get in touch and we will support you all the way to the finish line.”

The 2022 Virgin London Marathon is planned to take place on Sunday 2 October. Runners offered a place on Team RJAH must commit to raising a minimum of £1,500 for the Trust which helps us to:

  • Support research and develop new treatments
  • Provide state of the art equipment and facilities
  • Provide extra comfort to our patients

For more information on how to apply for a place in Team RJAH, including downloading an application form, please visit the dedicated web page at

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