Virgin Money London Marathon 2017

LawWorks is delighted that Alex Kolev will be running and raising funds for us and the London Legal Support Trust (LLST) at this year's London Marathon!

The Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the biggest events in the fundraising calendar with over 35,000 runners enjoying spectacular London views whilst making their way around the 26.2 mile course and raising funds for fantastic charitable causes.

Taking place on Sunday 23rd April 2017, the first half of the marathon route runs just south of the Thames through Greenwich and Blackheath. After crossing the river on Tower Bridge, runners pass some of the capital's famous landmarks, including the Coca Cola London Eye and the Tower of London, before finishing in front of Buckingham Palace, with thousands of spectators cheering on the sidelines along the route.


All about Alex 

Alex (pictured on the left) is currently a trainee solicitor at Kirkland & Ellis. Alex came to Scotland from Bulgaria when he was 18 to read law at Aberdeen University, where he first picked up long-distance running (mainly because there was nothing else to do there!).  Alex has also lived in Vienna and Brussels where he was often to be seen running around parks or to the nearest beer house in town.

The undisputed highlight of his running career is when the reigning king of Belgium whizzed past him (circa. 50 years old at the time) at the Brussels half-marathon in 2014. He blames Belgium waffles and the EURO 2014 for his performance.

Alex is honoured to represent LawWorks at the London Marathon in the year of our 20th anniversary.


Support Alex and help raise funds for LawWorks

Alex is convinced of the need for the vital services that free legal advice agencies provide and says

"the money that I raise will go toward providing access to justice for vulnerable individuals and families. Your contribution will help these people protect their rights, prevent homelessness, resolve debt problems, gain care for older and disabled people, fight discrimination and challenge exploitation."

Please support Alex by donating here:

And if you can, join us on the 23rd April as we cheer him on. Come on Alex!