Japanese carmaker Nissan has announced it has become official automotive supplier for the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon.
The event which will see tens of thousands of professional and amateur runners take to the streets of the Capital will this year take place on Sunday 3 October, a change from the traditional Spring date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In keeping with the events move to towards sustainability, Nissan will be providing a 100% electric fleet for race day, with a range of Nissan Leaf and e-NV200 vehicles in use by race officials.
Nic Thomas, Marketing Director, Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd: “Nissan is very proud to be supporting one of the world’s most prestigious running events. By focusing on running – an already inclusive sport – Nissan hopes to champion under-represented communities and bring its vision of zero inequality to life, while supporting the sustainability of the events through zero emission support vehicles.”
Hugh Brasher, Event Director of the Virgin Money London Marathon, said; “We are committed to driving positive change in environmental sustainability through our actions and we’re proud to be partnering with Nissan to further reduce our environmental impact and lead the world in mass participation event sustainability.”
The automotive carmaker also provided vehicles for the elite 2020 London Marathon race.