What we do year-round
At London Marathon Events, we're very proud of our history and our founding principles of celebrating unity and inspiring under-represented communities to participate in sport via our community engagement programme and grant programmes. We're passionate about the power of sport as a force for good and something for all. We are fully committed to making our events truly inclusive and working to make the sporting landscape more equitable.
When Chris Brasher and John Disley founded the London Marathon in 1981, one of their six aims was to raise money for sport and recreational facilities in London. Their vision was that the surplus from the London Marathon and all future events organised by London Marathon Events would go to our parent charity, The London Marathon Charitable Trust (The Trust). The Trust provides funding in London and across the UK to help people become and remain physically active, and to challenge inequality of access to physical activity.
You can find out more about some of the grants awarded by The Trust to support Black and ethnically diverse communities below.