Our year-round activity
At London Marathon Events we are very proud of our history and our founding principles of celebrating unity and inspiring under-represented communities – particularly those from black and brown backgrounds – to participate in sport via our community engagement programme and The London Marathon Charitable Trust’s grant programmes. We are passionate about sport for all and the power of sport as a force for good. 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 founding 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 provides funding in London and across the UK to enable people to become and remain physically active, and to challenge inequality of access to physical activity.
You can see examples of recent grants from The Trust to support black and ethnically diverse communities in the boxes below: