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TCS London Marathon 2025

  • London
  • 27 April 2025
  • 26.2 miles
  • Registration fee: £100
  • Fundraising pledge: £2000

Take on the challenge of a lifetime at the world-famous London Marathon and raise funds to help end the housing emergency.

The route starts in Greenwich and passes iconic landmarks including Canary Wharf, Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace, until you finish like a champion on The Mall.

Running the London Marathon is an epic achievement. Whether you're a beginner or a marathon regular, we'll help you cross that finish line feeling incredible.

From training sessions to nutrition tips, we offer all the support you need before the marathon. On the day, we'll be there to cheer you on with your guests, and professional photographers will 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 for housing justice.

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 woman runner passes the cheer point at the London Marathon and waves. She is wearing a Shelter vest that reads 'Home is everything' on the back.

Your support makes all the difference to people facing homelessness or unsafe housing. For example, your £2,000 fundraising pledge could:

  • fund 68 calls to our emergency helpline

  • pay for legal advice to help 12 families in crisis keep their home

  • help upskill new advisers to support people through complex housing issues

'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.'

Frequently asked questions

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.

Close-up of a woman's hand holding the London Marathon finisher's medal. Her nails are painted red, with the Shelter logo on the index finger.

Apply now for TCS London Marathon 2025

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Please note the outcome of your application will be decided based on your answers to the following questions.

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We'd love to hear about events that you plan to organise, workplace fundraising, direct donations, matched giving through your company and anything else that will help you reach your target
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