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London Marathon

Event details

April 27, 2025


Fundraising target: £2,500

Distance: 26.2 miles

Are you ready for the race of a lifetime?

Run the 2025 TCS London Marathon in support of Helen & Douglas House and transform the lives of local terminally ill children.

Completing the London Marathon is a dream for beginner and elite runners across the globe. While taking on the challenge of the famous 26.2-mile course, you’ll experience incredible camaraderie, soak up the electric atmosphere and create unforgettable memories.

Apply now to join our team and conquer one of the world’s most iconic races!

How to Apply

To apply for a place in the April 2025 TCS London Marathon, please submit your application below.

In applying for one of our charity places, we would ask that you pledge to raise £2,500.

If your application is accepted, you will be asked to pay a non-refundable £39 registration fee and pledge to raise £2,500 by the end of May 2025 (£1,500 of this is required by the end of January 2025).

If you apply before 30th June, you will hear back from us no later than mid-July. If you apply after 30th June, you can expect to hear back from us no later than the beginning of September.

Please email Julia at events@helenanddouglas.org.uk if you have any questions or want to chat through what’s involved.

Apply for a place now

Why join #TeamHDH?

If your application is successful, you will receive:

  • Free welcome pack with goodies
  • Technical t-shirt or vest personalised with your name
  • Training advice and training plans that suit your experience level
  • A team training day at the Roger Bannister running track in Oxford, including sessions with a professional trainer
  • A workshop with a soft tissue specialist providing expert tips on how to prevent injury
  • Dedicated fundraising support and access to fundraising resources
  • Free entry to the annual Meet Our Experts event in London

2025 London Marathon Ballot Places

If you are lucky enough to receive a ballot place for the 2025 TCS London Marathon and would like to fundraise for Helen & Douglas House, we would love to hear from you.

You will receive access to all of the same support, resources, workshops and events as those with charity places, as well as a technical t-shirt or vest personalised with your name.

Why should you put on your running shoes for Helen & Douglas House?

Helen & Douglas House has been caring for local terminally ill children and their families since 1982. We help children and their families at our hospice, at home and in hospital with respite stays, pain relief, symptom management, end-of-life care and bereavement support.

We rely on the generosity of the public to keep our doors open, with voluntary donations from individuals making up a large portion of the funding we need to run the hospice service.

Your participation in our fundraising events makes a real difference to us and will transform the lives of the children and families we support.

London Marathon

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We need to raise over £3 million each year to care for local terminally ill children at the hospice and at home.