2023 TCS London Marathon – Apply for a charity place

Three runners respond to cheering friends as they complete the course.

Applications are now open to join our team and run the 2023 TCS London Marathon to help beat childhood cancer.

Charity places are limited, so please include plenty of detail about why you’d love to run for us in your application.

If you’re awarded a place, we’ll support you all the way to the finish line with training plans, fundraising tips and motivation on the day. You’ll feel the thrill of being a part of a community of runners, knowing you’re helping Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) give children with cancer the extraordinary care, expertise and facilities they need.

Run with us and let's beat childhood cancer together.

"I loved running the marathon with my brother to raise money for the incredible doctors and nurses who looked after him when he was a GOSH patient. Being a part of the team and seeing so many other runners in purple on the day was amazing."

Steph, a 2021 charity place runner

We’ll support you to the finish line

A runner at London Marathon 2021.

Before the event

Support with training
You'll get access to professional training plans and invitations to team training runs, as well as personal training help from our dedicated coach and exceptional support from our Challenge Events team.

Help with fundraising
You’ll receive a fundraising pack full of tips, advice and materials to help take your fundraising to the next level.

Meet your fellow runners
Join us at our information evening in November for a chance to meet your fellow teammates, make friends and ask any questions. You’ll also gain access to our supportive TeamGOSH 2023 TCS London Marathon Facebook Group to swap tips, advice and inspiration with others taking part in this amazing event.

A group of supporters cheer runners at the London Marathon in 2021.

On the day

Be part of the official Charity of the Year team
Join the sea of purple as you run in your own complimentary, limited-edition running vest.

Soak up every cheer
We'll keep your energy up along the route, with eight dedicated cheer points from start to finish, so family and friends can help keep you motivated through every mile.

Finish in style
Enjoy exclusive access to our post-race reception off The Mall with entertainment, food, refreshments and a complimentary massage.

Lily Hospital

Run it. Beat it.

Help build a better future for children with cancer.

The money you raise will go towards the development of new cancer care facilities at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Ready to join our team?

Apply for your charity place.

Want to volunteer instead?

Help us support our runners at eight cheer stations across the course.

Need help? Contact our London Marathon team at londonmarathon@gosh.org or by calling 020 3476 5546.