London Marathon

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

Registrations for the TCS London Marathon 2022 are open.

The London Marathon is the world’s largest annual fundraising event. With professional athletes to fancy dress fundraisers running the famous 26 miles from Blackheath, through the City of London to the historic finish line in the Mall.

If you are interested in taking part in the London Marathon and fundraising for The London Community Foundation, please fill in an application form and send it to Lucy at

We ask each of our runners to raise £2,000 to support our work helping London’s community groups and charities and we’ll support you every step of the way. You will receive full fundraising support, alongside a runner’s pack full of tips and advice, a running vest and meet up opportunities (in line with government guidelines) with other London Community Foundation runners.

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

The Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

The Virgin Money London Marathon is the world’s largest annual fundraising event. The 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon took place on 3 October 2021 and saw an estimated 80,000 runners take part in person and virtually. Several world records were broken, including fastest marathon wearing Wellington boots!

Our team of 14 incredible runners ran to raise funds for The London Community Foundation. So far they have collectively raised £34,000, which will help us to continue to raise and grant funds to support London’s grassroots organisations. We are extremely grateful for their support and hard work.

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!

If you'd like more information about how to start fundraising for LCF, please email Lucy at