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!
Already have a ballot place? You can still support us! Contact Emma for more information.
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.”
“It was an absolute pleasure running for such a great cause, I'd be more than happy to do it again next year!”
Read about 2014 runner, Eli Seath's account of running the London Marathon.