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Running a marathon is not only an incredible challenge, but an unforgettable experience! You'll join tens of thousands of runners taking on the world-famous route past London's iconic landmarks while cheering crowds line the streets supporting you every step of the way.

By running for Carers UK, you will be taking on a life-changing challenge but also improving the lives of the 5.7 million unpaid carers across the UK. 

The TCS London Marathon 2024 will take place on Sunday 21 April, so join #TeamCarers today and begin your life-changing journey!


How to apply

Our charity places for 2024 are now full. However, you can register for a place on the waiting list by completing this short form.

If a place becomes available, a member of the fundraising team be in touch to find out more about your reasons for wanting to run for Carers UK and your fundraising plans.

If you are successful in securing a place there will be a £100 registration fee and we ask you to commit to raising a minimum of £1,900 to support the 5.7 million people in the UK looking after a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill.

Already have a place?

If you have secured your own place for the TCS London Marathon 2024 in the ballot we would love for you to join Team Carers UK and raise money to improve the lives of carers. 

To join #TeamCarers please email You won’t have a minimum fundraising target, just raise as much as you can!

I chose to run for Carers UK in memory of my Grandad. I am delighted to be given the opportunity to run for them and give something back so that carers can be supported! I would definitely encourage others to run for Carers UK. They have been very informative throughout the process and it is a very worthwhile cause!"

- Jack, 2023 TCS London Marathon runner


Whether you're a first time fundraisier or you've done it before, we are here to help you on your journey. As well as the resources below, our fundraising team are always on hand with ideas and tips that will help you smash your fundraising target in no time!


Raising sponsorship can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn't need to be. Check out our fundraising ideas page for loads of helpful tips and suggetions.

Why not start a sweepstake on your finishing time and see how quick your friends, family and colleagues think you are? 

Download and print our handy sponsorship form so your friends, family and colleagues can support you on your marathon journey.

I found doing regular vlogs/video uploads on my social media page to be the most successful way of fundraising. I started these at the start of my training plan and gave updates every fortnight or so. I tended to use my longer runs for these and headed out to 'fun' local landmarks such as football and sport stadiums."

- Sam, 2023 TCS London Marathon runner

"If you're thinking of running the London Marathon we'd love to have you join #TeamCarers. You'll receive support with your training, so whether you've run a marathon before or you're new to running, by the time you line up on the start line you’ll feel ready to go. You'll also receive plenty of support along the way to help you reach your fundraising target, including ideas for ways to fundraise and hints and tips to get the most out of your fundraising plans."

- Hannah, Events and Community Fundraising Executive at Carers UK

Have any questions?

If there is anything you want to know about joining #TeamCarers for the TCS London Marathon 2024, please get in touch.

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