All of our charity places in the 2024 London Marathon have now been filled.

If you would like to apply for a charity place in the 2025 London Marathon applications will open in April 2024.

Please also consider taking part in another challenge event to help bereaved families to rebuild their lives.

If you received a ballot place and would like to run in support of Child Bereavement UK, we would love for you to join our team and support Child Bereavement UK to rebuild lives. There is no additional registration fee to join our team with a ballot place and you can set your own fundraising target.

Join the team with my ballot place

Why Child Bereavement UK?

Child Bereavement UK helps families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. We support children and young people (up to the age of 25) when someone important to them has died or is not expected to live, and parents and the wider family when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying. We provide training to professionals in health and social care, education, and the voluntary and corporate sectors, equipping them to provide the best possible care to bereaved families.

There was an amazing sense of encouragement, pride, camaraderie, and fun. I cannot recommend it enough!

Jane, who ran the London Marathon for Child Bereavement UK

When you fundraise for us, you’ll receive:

Whether you are a seasoned runner or a first-timer, Child Bereavement UK will be with you every step of the way. We offer all our runners a support package of which we are proud. We will do all we can to ensure your marathon experience is one you will never forget.

  • a welcome email and fundraising pack
  • a charity vest to wear on the day with iron-on letters
  • support to achieve your target from our dedicated team 
  • e-newsletters updating you with news from across the charity
  • access to our fundraiser's Facebook group
  • a loud and bright cheering team along the route

If you have any questions about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact our fundraising team on [email protected] or give us a call on 01494 569049