Find out how to take on the 2023 TCS London Marathon for charity
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If you would like to take part in the TCS London Marathon, there are a number of charities that can help you get to that iconic Start Line. Scroll down to find out more about all the amazing causes that you can fundraise for this year. 

  • Alzheimer's Research UK

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    Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity, dedicated to causes, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure.

  • Alzheimer's Society

    Alzheimer's Society

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    Alzheimer’s Society are there for everyone living with dementia and their loved ones – wherever they are, whatever they’re going through. We campaign for change, fund life-changing research and give help and hope to those living with dementia.

  • Anthony Nolan

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    For someone with a blood cancer, like leukaemia or lymphoma, a stem cell transplant is often the last chance of survival. Anthony Nolan makes lifesaving transplants happen. Join us and save lives.

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    Asthma UK

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    Every 10 seconds someone in the UK has a potentially fatal asthma attack. Join our incredible #TeamAsthmaUK and help us to stop asthma attacks and, ultimately, cure asthma.

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    Barnardo’s believes that every child has the right to a happy and healthy life, no matter who they are or what they have been through. Join our team and help us make sure that the UK's most vulnerable children get the support they deserve!

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    Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

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    At Battersea, we take in every animal who needs us. We give each one lots of love and expert care and get to know their characters and quirks so we can find them a new home that’s just right for them.”

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    Bowel Cancer UK

  • Brain Research UK

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    We are the UK’s leading dedicated funder of neurological research. We fund the best science to help people affected by neurological conditions, to help them live better, longer.

  • Breast Cancer now

    Breast Cancer Now

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    We’re Breast Cancer Now, the charity that’s steered by world-class research and powered by life-changing care. We’re here for anyone affected by breast cancer, the whole way through, providing support for today and hope for the future.

  • British Heart Foundation

    British Heart Foundation

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    Heart and circulatory diseases are the world’s biggest killers but despite that, it’s an area of research that remains underfunded. That’s why we need you. Join Team BHF and help fund the research that keeps millions of hearts beating.

  • Cancer research uk

    Cancer Research UK

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    Cancer Research UK are the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research, influence and information. Join their team today. Together we will beat cancer.

  • Children with Cancer UK

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    At Children with Cancer UK, our vision is a world where every child survives cancer. We raise money for vital research to save the lives of every child with cancer and keep their families together

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    Epilepsy Society

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    We are the UK's only charity transforming lives of people with epilepsy through advocacy, research and care. Join #TeamPurple and make a difference with every mile.

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    Get Kids Going!

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    Get Kids Going! is a national charity which gives disabled children and young people the wonderful opportunity of participating in sport by providing them with bespoke sports wheelchairs and sports grants. Help us to turn their dreams into reality.

  • Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

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    Every mile matters. Run with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and let’s beat childhood cancer together. Join our Charity of the Year team and take your London Marathon experience to the next level.

  • MACS - Microphthalmia, Anophthalmia & Coloboma Support

    Contact us on 0759 302 1655 or via email
    MACS is a small national charity supporting children born without eyes or with underdeveloped eyes. Every year in the UK, 90 children are born with no eyes or with small, underdeveloped eyes. MACS provides vital support by facilitating peer-support networks, organising events and children's activities, and funding research. MACS is here to ensure no one affected by these conditions feels alone.

  • Make-A-Wish UK

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    Make-A-Wish UK grants life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. A wish revives a stolen childhood, bringing light and joy into their lives and leaving a profound and lasting impact.

  • Meningitis Research Foundation

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    Mental Health Foundation

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    Come and join the 2023 Mental Health Foundation TCS London Marathon Team! Whether you're a beginner or have years of marathon-running experience, we'd love for you to apply and to show why you want to run in support of good mental health for all!

  • MIND

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    We campaign to improve mental health services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.

  • MS Society

    MS Society

    Contact us on 01382 279378 or via email
    We're the MS Society. Whether you have MS, or care about someone who does, our community is here to help you. Together, we are strong enough to stop MS.


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    At the NSPCC, we won't stop until child abuse stops. Join #TeamNSPCC and every step you take and every pound you raise is helping in our fight for every childhood. With you, we are unstoppable.

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    Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

    Contact us on 020 8360 1119 or via email
    Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of common cancers. Yet research into this cancer is shockingly underfunded. Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund focuses solely on driving pioneering research to provide hope and save lives.

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    Pancreatic Cancer UK

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    Run with Pancreatic Cancer UK to fight for an early diagnosis breakthrough.
    Pancreatic cancer is tough, but we’re taking it on. We’re here for people now, funding research and campaigning to transform the future. Together, we’ll take it on.

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    Contact us on 01825 749826 or via email
    Run for Phabkids and you'll help us support Phab Clubs – and develop new ones – and provide the best-ever experiences for children and young people on our amazing, life-changing residential holiday projects. Our aim is very simple: to give disabled and non-disabled children, young people and adults the same opportunities – promoting independence, reducing social isolation and building strong friendships while having great fun together!

  • Prostate Cancer UK

    Contact the Sporting Events Team via email
    1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer. That’s our dads, brothers, grandads, partners, uncles and mates. We provide support services and fund lifesaving research so we can beat this disease.

  • RNLI

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    RNLI lifesavers know exactly what it takes to face a challenge – whether it’s powering through a storm to save lives at sea or setting a personal best. So, why not choose to be part of the RNLI running crew, take on the TCS London Marathon, and race to save lives? It would be great to have you with us, and we’ll make sure to help you reach that finish line. Join our lifesaving running crew at

  • Save The Children (London)

    Contact us on 020 7012 6997 or via email
    We make sure children stay safe, healthy and keep learning. We tackle big problems. Every child isn’t defined by their situation, but by what’s possible. By who they are. By what they can be.

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    Spinal Research

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    Spinal Research is the UK’s leading charity funding research around the world to develop effective treatments for Spinal Cord Injury. We exist to beat paralysis and believe in a future where it is no longer a life sentence.

  • Starlight Children's Foundation

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    Starlight champion the importance of play and defend every seriously ill child’s right to it. Our passion takes us to the bedsides of some of the most poorly children in the UK where we use the power of play to create a sense of escape from the difficult reality in which these children find themselves.

  • Sue Ryder

    Sue Ryder

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    Sue Ryder gives people the expert end-of-life care they need to help them live the best life they possibly can. Join the team to help us fill the end of someone’s life with love.

  • Teenage Cancer Trust

    Teenage Cancer Trust

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    Every day, seven young people aged 13-24 hear the words “you have cancer”. Run for Teenage Cancer Trust and help make sure every young person with cancer gets the best care and support.

  • The Outward Bound Trust

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    Our mission is to help young people to defy their limitations through learning and adventure in the wild. We never let financial need stand in the way of attendance. Over 80% of attendees require funding to attend an OB residential course. We use the mountains, lakes and rivers on our doorsteps to develop skills such as confidence, self-motivation and resilience.

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    Versus Arthritis

    Contact us on 0300 790 0405 or via email
    Arthritis steals from someone you know every day. But it doesn't have to be like this. Your support will fund research, services and campaigns to fight the injustice of arthritis.

  • Victa

    VICTA Children Ltd

    Contact us on 01908 672163 or via email
    VICTA is a small award-winning charity that empowers children who are blind or partially sighted. We help young people question limiting presumptions they might have, helping them to view themselves and their potential in a new way.

  • WellChild

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    Run with Team WellChild and help give children with serious health needs the best chance to thrive: at home with their families.

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    Join Team Whizz-Kidz and change the lives of young people with disabilities. With the right wheelchair comes independence and confidence. Go the distance. Be the difference.

  • Young lives vs cancer

    Young Lives vs Cancer

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    Everyday 12 more children hear the devastating news they have cancer! Join Team Young Lives, a team built on support and running on passion to make sure no child faces cancer alone. We’ll face it together – but we can’t do it without you!

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      Take a look at our complete list of charities with places in the TCS London Marathon

    • US-based charities

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    • I have a ballot place

      Got a place in the ballot? Why not run for a cause close to your heart?

    • A-Z listings

      Take a look at our complete list of charities with places in the TCS London Marathon

    • US-based charities

      Search for a US-based charity to support

    • I have a ballot place

      Got a place in the ballot? Why not run for a cause close to your heart?

    • A-Z listings

      Take a look at our complete list of charities with places in the TCS London Marathon

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