Are you taking part in the London Marathon 2024? Read on for everything you need to know.
FAQ’s – London Marathon 2024
FAQ’s – London Marathon 2024
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 all those needing the care of Guy’s Cancer – now and in the future. Now more than ever, charitable funding is vital, and every penny we receive helps Guy’s Cancer continue advancing cancer care that enhances live.
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 2024 event, Guy’s Cancer 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.
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 Guy’s Cancer 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 helping one of the UK’s leading cancer centres continue creating the future of cancer care.
Your running t-shirt will be posted to you a month before the race.
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 2024 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 2024. 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 support the pioneering, personalised care offered by the dedicated Guy’s Cancer team, and their groundbreaking work to advance cancer care.
Our fundraising and administrative costs are covered by the endowment of Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation, meaning that 100% of the money we receive supports the work of Guy’s Cancer – funding things like support groups for patients and loved ones, expert advice for those experiencing financial hardship, groundbreaking clinical trials, and innovative equipment which is speeding up diagnosis.
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.
We will be hosting a training evening where you can meet other runners, get advice on training and fundraising, and hear the difference your fundraising makes.
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.