About the 2024 TCS London Marathon
Every year, over 40,000 people from across the world run 26.2 miles through the streets of London. Thousands more spectators line the streets to create an atmosphere like no other. Starting at Greenwich, the route passes by some of the capital's most famous landmarks, including Tower Bridge and Big Ben, before finishing in front of Buckingham Palace.
- 21 April 2024
- Entry fee:
- Minimum sponsorship:
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What's it like to run the London Marathon for Barnardo's?
Kate, Team Barnardo's member
Why run the London Marathon with Barnardo's?
You can be part of the iconic London Marathon with a Barnardo's charity place. Experience running amongst the capital’s historic landmarks while raising money for children and young people.
If you join Team Barnardo's you'll get:
expert advice and tailored support from our training partners, Running With Us
a personalised Barnardo’s running vest
an invitation to our post-race party where refreshments and a massage will be waiting for you
satisfaction, knowing you're helping to change the lives of children across the UK and give them happier and healthier futures
If you were successful in the London Marathon ballot and have your own place in the event - congratulations! We would love to have you as part of Team Barnardo's!
There isn't a minimum amount that you need to raise on your own place, however every pound that you raise will go a long way in supporting our work. To join Team Barnardo's on your own place, please complete the below form and we'll be in touch.
Charlie, member of Team Barnardo's
How your money helps
Barnardo's aim is to provide the best outcome for every child, no matter who they are or what they have been through. By choosing to run for Barnardo's in the 2024 TCS London Marathon, you will be helping to make sure that vulnerable children get the help and support they deserve. The figures below show the massive impact that your fundraising could have if you take on the London Marathon for us!
- £500 could provide a motorised chair for a disabled child
- £1000 could pay for 100 young people to attend CV training, helping them to get a job
- £2,000 could pay for 20 prevention education workshops in schools, to educate young people on how to stay safe
- £2,500 could pay for accommodation and activities for a two-day residential break for up to 25 young carers