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TCS London Marathon 2024

  • London
  • 21 April 2024
  • 26.2 miles
  • Registration fee: £100
  • Fundraising pledge: £2000

Our team for the London Marathon 2024 is now full. If you'd like to express your interest in taking part in the London Marathon 2025, please complete the form at the end of this page.

Join the world-famous London Marathon and raise funds to help end the housing emergency. Take on the 26.2 mile route from Greenwich Park into the heart of central London.

Running the TCS London Marathon is an epic achievement. Whether you’re a new starter or a marathon regular, we’ll help you cross that finish line feeling good.

From training sessions to nutrition tips, we'll provide you with all the support you need before the marathon. We'll be there on the day, cheering for you at three key locations with your supporters. Professional photographers will also capture all your special moments.

Already have your own place?

If you’ve already secured a spot, you can still fundraise for Shelter. Run with us in the fight against housing injustice.

Run for Team Shelter


Want to help out at this event? Sign up to volunteer.

All our fundraisers get the very best from us, including:

  • a Shelter technical running top

  • training plans created by our partners Let's Get Running

  • personal trainer support

  • access to our TCS London Marathon Workshop to talk through the logistics of the race

  • access to training guides and resources

  • team training and information sessions

  • fundraising advice

  • last-minute support and information at our stall at the TCS London Marathon Expo

  • post-race reception with refreshments

Defend the right to a safe home 

A man is running the London Marathon in a fabric house with the shelter logo on it

By fundraising for us in the London Marathon, you're joining the fight to end the housing emergency and defending the right to a safe home. Your support makes all the difference to people facing homelessness or experiencing unsafe housing.

The support from the Shelter team was amazing. Thank you very much for the opportunity to run a great marathon for such a worthwhile cause.

– Anonymous

Want to know more? Check out our guidance

How do I fundraise for my event?

We're here to help with any fundraising queries and are more than happy to talk through ideas with you. We recommend starting by setting up a fundraising page on JustGiving.

Our top fundraising ideas include bake sales and pub quizzes. You can find all our fundraising resources here, including our paper sponsorship form.

Reaching my fundraising pledge

We’re here to support you with your fundraising as much as possible. Get in touch by emailing or call us on 0344 515 1190.

Not reaching your fundraising pledge impacts what Shelter can achieve, so please make sure you're confident in reaching this target before signing up. The deadline for sending in the funds you've raised is six weeks after event day.

Raising a minimum fundraising pledge

It's important to raise a minimum fundraising pledge, as we invest in places at charity events. Each place is important to ensure we raise as much as possible to support our vital work.

You can reach your pledge through sponsorship from family, friends and colleagues, plus other forms of fundraising such as bake sales or quizzes.

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