FAQ’s – London Marathon 2024
Are you taking part in the London Marathon 2024? Read on for everything you need to know.
The 2024 TCS London Marathon will take place on Sunday 21 April.
The registration fee is £50.
We ask runners who have registered for one of our charity places to raise a minimum of £2,500. There is no minimum fundraising target for ballot place runners, we only ask you to raise what you can.
We set the target at £2,500 to enable us to make a significant impact for children, young people and families, and the dedicated teams who provide their care. Now more than ever, charitable funding is vital, and every penny we receive helps Evelina London continue providing compassionate, groundbreaking care.
We’re here to support you with your fundraising. If you have any concerns about reaching the target, please get in touch with one of our friendly team.
Alongside places available through the main TCS London Marathon ballot, which has now closed for the 2023 event, Evelina London Children’s Charity has a limited number of charity places to fill. Due to high demand, there is an application process for these spaces.
When applying, please ensure you give as much detail as possible regarding your fundraising plans and your motivations for taking part in the London Marathon. The more detail you give, the more likely you will be successful.
As part of the application, we ask that you pay a £50 registration fee. If you’re unsuccessful this will be refunded to you.
Please visit the Evelina London Children’s Charity JustGiving page to set up your own fundraising page.
All of our runners receive:
- Fundraising tips, advice and materials and helpful information on nutrition and training.
- A dedicated events team to answer any questions and support you every step of the way.
- A personalised Evelina London Children’s Charity dri-fit running t-shirt.
- Race-day support with multiple cheer stations along the iconic route from Greenwich Park to Buckingham Palace.
- An invite to our special post-marathon reception, where you can celebrate your achievement with friends, family and your Evelina London team – including refreshments and a much-deserved post-race sports massage.
- The rewarding feeling of knowing you’re supporting Evelina London’s amazing care for over 104,000 children, young people and families every year.
Your Evelina London Children’s Charity running t-shirt will be posted to you a month before the race.
If you can no longer take part in the event, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be open until all our charity places are filled. We anticipate all places being filled in January.
If your application for a charity place is successful, you will be sent a welcome email within three working days.
Closer to the event taking place, charity place runners will also receive an invite from London Marathon Events asking them to complete their second stage registration form online for the 2023 TCS London Marathon. We will send you an email at the same time, reminding you to complete this registration.
London Marathon Events will announce specific deadlines, but the secondary registration process is due to close 7 March 2023. Please note, if you do not complete your second stage registration before the deadline, you will not be able to participate on race day
The money you raise will help Evelina London to go further, beyond what the NHS can provide – funding things like specialist transport incubators, virtual reality headsets to distract anxious young minds, and uplifting spaces where families can spend time together.
100% of the money we receive supports the work of Evelina London, as our fundraising and administrative costs are covered by the endowment of Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation.
Yes! You can connect with your fellow London Marathon runners on Strava. Join the Evelina London Children’s Charity running group here.
Yes – we would love to celebrate your amazing achievement with you! As well as a free sports massage for our incredible runners, we’ll have plenty of food, refreshments and great views of London, and friends, family and supporters are welcome to join too. Full details will be shared via email closer to race day.
The race usually starts between 9.30am and 11am. Runners will receive confirmation of their wave start time by email from London Marathon Events.
You can see the full route on the TCS London Marathon website. The route begins at Greenwich Park and ends on The Mall next to St James’ Park.
Our partners at King’s Sport & Wellness will be delivering an interactive and engaging workshop based around nutritional advice to support with your training and recovery, as well as providing you with training plans and guidance to best prepare for the upcoming running challenge. There will be members of the team on hand to chat through specific exercises to incorporate into your daily routines based around injury prevention and physiotherapy to ensure you are feeling the best you can prior to the race.
Our team will be offering top tips and advice on how to boost your fundraising with two months to go, and you will also have the chance to meet hospital staff and hear their experiences, and how your fundraising makes a huge difference.