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2025 TCS London Marathon


Sponsorship target: £2,200

Join #TeamNSPCC

Run the 2025 London Marathon with #TeamNSPCC

The TCS London Marathon is the ultimate bucket-list event. You'll join 50,000 other runners to take on the UK's biggest marathon.

Taking part in London Marathon 2025 allows you to run past iconic London landmarks, on traffic-free roads. And with every step you take, you'll be helping to change children's lives.

Running the 2025 London Marathon with NSPCC means you'll receive bespoke training support from a personal trainer, an NSPCC running vest, and incredible support on the day including food and a free massage.

Whether this is your first marathon or you're a seasoned pro, running London Marathon 2025 as part of #TeamNSPCC will be a day you'll never forget.

Stand with us. Run for us. Together, we can change children's lives.

Why run London Marathon 2025 for the NSPCC?


Personalised NSPCC goodies

You'll receive a charity running vest that you can personalise with your name so we can cheer you on as you run past our many cheer points! We'll also send you extra goodies if you reach our fundraising milestones!


Fundraising and training support

Fundraising support via email. Access to a personalised training plan from our training partner Full Potential. Regular Zoom calls where you can talk to the training experts. You'll have everything you need and more!

Amazing on-the-day experience

We have 6 cheer points along the route, so you'll never be far from a morale-boosting cheer from us! We also have a heroes' reception waiting for you at the finish line where you can enjoy fun, food, fizz and a sports massage.

How it works


1. Apply

Looking for a 2025 London Marathon charity place with #TeamNSPCC? To begin, please complete our application form.


2. Answers

Remember to tell us why you'd like to join #TeamNSPCC at London Marathon 2025. Also let us know how you're going to fundraise. The more detail you can provide, the better!


3. Review

We'll contact you if we're able to offer you a place with #TeamNSPCC. We receive a large number of applications, so it could take up to 2 weeks for us to respond.

Meet some of our past participants


Personal training from Full Potential

Our expert trainers Full Potential are with you every step of the way on your running journey.


You'll receive:

  • a plan to get you ready that's tailored to your experience, level of fitness and goals
  • access to real coaches that you can email or call to get advice or reassurance that your training is going well
  • training days where you come together with coaches and other participants
  • access to the #TeamNSPCC Facebook group and #TeamNSPCC Strava group to help you keep in touch with your teammates.

Get started today with our running training zone. You'll find everything from injury advice to nutrition advice.

"Full Potential were extremely helpful, always responding quickly to emails and were very encouraging! The training event was excellent."
NSPCC event participant


The date for the 2025 London Marathon is Sunday 27th April 2025. If you're taking part in the event, make sure to plan your travel around this date. 

The ballot for the 2025 TCS London Marathon will open on Saturday 20 April. Applications to run with #TeamNSPCC are already open - apply for your 2025 London Marathon charity place here.

Applications for our 2025 London Marathon charity places are now open, please complete our form.

If you've bought your own place directly with the event organisers, you can join #TeamNSPCC as an own place runner. You'll get all the benefits of #TeamNSPCC, and no minimum fundraising target. We just ask that you raise what you can.

When applying for a charity place with the NSPCC, your registration fee is £100. If you are successful in securing a charity place, you'll also have a fundraising target.

We ask all our London Marathon charity place fundraisers to raise at least £2,200 to help us keep children safe. This helps to cover the cost of your race place, and allows us to continue in our mission to prevent child abuse.

Not everyone who applies for the 2025 TCS London Marathon will be successful.

If we are unable to offer you a place on #TeamNSPCC for London Marathon 2025, you will receive a full refund of the £100 registration fee.

Yes! The NSPCC will be at the 2025 London Marathon!

On event day, you'll be able to find us at various points around the route. In the morning, we'll be at the start area in Greenwich Park for a team meet and photo.

We'll have 6 #TeamNSPCC cheer stations around the London Marathon course where your friends and family can join us. We'll be there to give you the loudest whoops and cheers as you pass.

And last but not least, we'll have a post-race reception just minutes away from the finish line. We'll have everything you need to feel like a champion. This includes a massage, food and refreshments, a glass of bubbly, and that winning photo!

If you can't find an answer to your question here, please email We're here to support you from 9am–5pm, Monday to Friday.

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