Events & fundraising

By Lana Jakilazek

I said I wanted to run London, just the once! The friends I met along the way and the pride I felt representing LCF continued far beyond the day itself. It’s why I’m coming back again this year!
Chris, 2017 & 2018 LCF London Marathon runner

Run for London

The Virgin Money London Marathon is the world’s largest annual fundraising event. In 2019, a recording breaking £66.4 million was raised for charity by marathon runners - a world record for the amount raised on a single day.

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. The money you raise will help us carry out vital work transforming local communities across London.

We will support you from the moment you sign up to help you achieve this by providing you a fundraising pack, a personalised LCF running vest, pre and post-marathon events and introducing you to our other runners.

So, why not be a part of it and support your local community project by running the streets of London in April 2020?

If you'd like to run with us in 2020, fill in an application form and send it to

Got another fundraising idea?    

If you have an idea to raise funds for community projects in London, you can set up your own fundraising page here. It might be a park run, a bake sale, a pub quiz or a sponsored sing-a-thon, every little helps!

For example, in July 2018, our valued partner Autotrader put forward a team of Tough Traders to take part in a gruelling Tough Mudder event, raising vital funds in support of The London Community Foundation.

If you'd like more information about how to start fundraising for LCF, please contact 020 7582 5117 or email Lana at