A woman in a Barnardo's running vest runs smiling with her hands in the air

2024 TCS London Marathon

Event type Running

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


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21 April 2024

What's it like to run the London Marathon for Barnardo's?

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Learn about being part of Team Barnardo's from 2023 TCS London Marathon runners and supporters.
Barnardo’s supported me from start to finish and shared my excitement throughout! I learned so much about the wonderful work they do to support children and families which was highly inspirational on the day! I was very happy to support such an amazing charity.

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

Got your own place in the London Marathon?

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.

Barnardo's supported my every step of the way, from giving expert training advice, arranging a party for after the event, to calling me a few days before the marathon to wish me luck. I would definitely recommend running for Barnardo's.

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

Contact information for Challenge Events

If you have any questions about the London Marathon or the fundraising requirements, please contact our fundraising team, who will be happy to help.

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