2023 TCS London Marathon – Ballot places

A smiling runner jogs past the GOSH support team at the 2021 London Marathon.

If you were lucky enough to secure a ballot place through TCS London Marathon, join our Charity of the Year team and we’ll support you every step of the way.

You could be part of something amazing by helping to build a better future for children with cancer. Plus, you’ll get exceptional support from our team, with access to professional training plans, fundraising support and personal advice from our dedicated coach.

As a ballot place holder, there is no minimum fundraising target - we only ask you to raise what you can.

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

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.

How does the TCS London Marathon ballot work?

The 2023 TCS London Marathon ballot opened on Saturday 1 October and closed on Friday 7 October.

Normally, more people apply for a ballot place than there are places available for the marathon. The ballot is drawn at random, so everyone has the same chance of success.

What happens if I didnt get a place?

If you were unsuccessful in the ballot but you still want to be part of this incredible challenge, you could apply for one of our charity places.

Please note, we always receive more applications for the TCS London Marathon than we have places, so we can't guarantee that everyone who applies will be able to secure a marathon place.

Alternatively, you can register for a GOSH charity place in the Virtual TCS London Marathon. Places are available on a first come, first served basis.

Ready to join our team?

Be part of something amazing.

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