TCS London Marathon

Event details

Quick links to: What to expect | What you’ll get| Why run for St Barnabas? | About London Marathon 

How to enter: We only have a handful of charity places available, and have already been inundated with eager runners wanting to take on the marathon therefore we’re unable to accept further enquiries for this event. You might want to try the ballot entry, which is open until 26 April 2024 or take a look at other runs taking place next year.

Location: London
When: Sunday 27th April 2025
Activity type: Runs
Brighton Marathon runner

About the London Marathon 2024

This iconic event needs no explanation, It’s simply the biggest and best marathon in the whole of the UK! We'll be there on the day cheering along all our fantastic runners who are taking place, could that include you? If you're lucky to get in the ballot, you can expect:

💙 Fantastic route through the capital
💙 Popular run with lots of buzz throughout the city
💙 Help with your fundraising from our experienced events team

What you'll get:

💙 A finishers medal (from event organisers)
💙 St Barnabas House running vest so you can stride with pride
💙 Our own cheer squads around the route

Why take on the TCS London Marathon for St Barnabas House?

When you join Team St Barnabas we’ll be with you every step of the way, and will offer you all the support you need.

On the run-up to your marathon:

  • Facebook Group: Sharing is caring. Join our St Barnabas House Run Group to chat and share stories, tips, and ideas.
  • Strava Club: A Team St Barnabas Running Club, where you can join events and training runs. Maybe find a running buddy too!
  • There may be a marathon task ahead, but we’re here with you every step of the way! If you have a question about running and fundraising for Team St Barnabas, get in touch today.
  • Once your application’s been accepted they’ll send you out a fundraising pack with hints and tips to help you get going!
  • We’ve put together lots of helpful hints and tips about how to train for a marathon on our Running Hub, including how to stay motivated! We update our information regularly, and cover everything from running kit tips to nutritional advice.
  • You’ll get an exclusive marathon training schedule – written by a professional personal trainer.

JustGiving pages are the easiest way to start fundraising, as you can set them up quickly, share them across social media immediately (even connect it to Strava), and all money come directly to us. JustGiving also takes care of all Gift Aid!

Or, if you prefer things old school – then we have a handy sponsorship form you can download to collect your fundraising.

Paul and dad

Many participants in past years choose to run the Marathon in memory of a loved one who was cared for by the hospice. Dedicating your time and energy into a personal challenge is an amazing way to honour someone who you’ve lost. By fundraising for us you’re also saying the best ‘thank you’ to the nurses and care professionals who helped care for your loved one.

Fundraiser Paul has taken on charity runs in memory of his father, Dennis:

“The care my dad received at St Barnabas House was incredible, it was first class. Nothing was ever too much trouble, I will be forever indebted to St Barnabas House, and that’s why I have fundraised for them the last few years.”

Where your fundraising goes

There's no minimum sponsorship for anyone taking part in the Marathon via ballot, however if you're able to raise £2000 you would be making a huge difference for children in vital need of hospice care. You could be paying for:


Full nights of continuous care for a patient in the IPU


Creative writing sessions for a whole group of patients to express themselves


Gentle seated exercise classes in our Living Well service
Details about TCS London Marathon

Starting and finishing point: St James’ Part and finishing at Greenwich Park

Below is the 2022 route map (but it’ll be the same route for 2024)

London Marathon route map

London Marathon are committed to sustainability and make sure they are recycling as much as possible from the race. You can find out more about their sustainability commitment on their website. 

  • London Marathon is a very accessible race and have lots of information on their website about participants taking place with a disability.
  • You’re able to take the Marathon on in a wheelchair
  • If you need to run with a guide runner – your guide does get free entry.
  • You must be age 18.

Find out about Accessibility