Be part of our incredible team at the London Marathon 2025

If you would like to take part in the iconic London Marathon whilst supporting Child Bereavement UK, you can apply do so in the following ways:

Charity place applications

We are now taking applications for charity places in the 2025 London Marathon. Our charity places are limited and application does not guarantee entry. We will contact successful applicants after the ballot results have been announced later in the year. 

Charity place application | London Marathon 2025

Public ballot places

Ballot applicants will find out whether they received a place for London Marathon 2025 in July. If you are successful in the public ballot and would like to support Child Bereavement UK, please get in touch to let us know. Ballot place runners don't have a specific fundraising target, but our team will support you to meet your personal goal.

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:

  • a welcome email and fundraising pack
  • a charity vest to wear on the day
  • 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

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.

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