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London Marathon 2018


Run London for London

Virgin Money London Marathon

22 April 2018


The Virgin Money London Marathon is the world’s largest annual fundraising event. In 2017, it set the record for an annual single-day charity fundraising event for an eleventh successive year. £61.5 million was raised for charity – and you could be part of this in 2018 by running with us!

Whether you want a new challenge or you are a seasoned marathon runner looking to do more for your community this is your chance to show London what you’re made of.

We ask each of our runners to raise £2,000 to support our work helping London’s community groups and charities. We will support you from the moment you sign up to help you achieve this, giving you a fundraising pack, keeping in touch with you in the coming months and introducing you to our other runners.

Our support package also includes:

  • Personalised LCF running vest
  • Pre-race meet up with fellow LCF runners
  • Reception to meet up with supporters & relax post-race
  • Race day info and support

The money you raise will help us carry out vital work transforming local communities across London. Child poverty, unemployment, isolation, homelessness, domestic violence and gang crime are just some of the issues we are tackling through our grant-making. In the last three years alone, we’ve funded more than 3,000 charitable projects and touched the lives of over 500,000 Londoners.

So why not be a part of this and support the communities you will be running the streets of in April 2018!

If you'd like to run the London Marathon for The London Community Foundation in 2018, please fill in an application form and email to Emma at or phone 0207 582 5117. 

Already have a ballot place? You can still support us! Contact Emma for more information.

We say

Click here to read an interview with 2015 Marathon Runner, Tash Walker 

They say

Here's what some of our runners said about running for us...

“It’s been a real pleasure to have raised funds for the LCF. You clearly run a very deserving cause in a compassionate, cheerful and highly thoughtful way – even though it is not why any of us raise money for charity, it has been really refreshing to have had your ongoing support and enthusiasm for our efforts.”

Sam Barnett

 “It was an absolute pleasure running for such a great cause, I'd be more than happy to do it again next year!”

Alistair Galloway

Read about 2014 runner, Eli Seath's account of running the London Marathon.

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