TCS London Marathon
One of the six World Marathon Majors and a firm fixture in the UK's cultural calendar, the TCS London Marathon truly is a race like no other.
You'll run past some of the capital's greatest attractions – supported by masses of cheering crowds along the whole route – before celebrating an iconic finish on the Mall.
Join us in 2024
Applications to run for WaterAid with a charity place have now closed – but if you've secured your own place in the ballot, we'd love for you to join our team!
How we'll help
To help support all our runners in the lead up to race day we’ve teamed up with the company RunningWithUs to provide you with a special training package. As a member of our team you’ll receive:
- A bespoke training plan – suitable for your level of experience
- Email helpline – ask a coach or physio your training, race, nutrition or injury questions
- Twitter and Facebook ask-the-coach services and webinar sessions
- A WaterAid running vest or technical t-shirt
We also provide a fundraising pack to help you meet your targets, fundraising and event resources like balloons, collecting tins and banners (upon request) and regular newsletters with support and advice from our dedicated WaterAid events team.
If you have a question or would like to chat about joining Team WaterAid please get in touch.
Absolutely – it will only increase your chances of getting on that start line!
If we offer you a place and you then find out you were successful in the ballot, we’ll refund your registration fee as long as use your ballot place to run for WaterAid.
If you’ve registered for a charity place or got your own place in any of our events, you'll receive your very own WaterAid running vest a few weeks before the race.
If you're taking on a different event for WaterAid and would like us to send you a vest or jersey, please contact us at [email protected].
We've teamed up with leading sport and training coaches RunningWithUs to provide expert training plans, tips and advice.
We have bespoke training plans, put together by RunningWithUs, and you'll get direct access to the expertise of our professional coaches. For more information about our training support please contact our events team at [email protected].
If you’ve bought a WaterAid charity place in an event, we'll ask you to reach a minimum fundraising target. This not only covers the cost of the event place and administration fees that we have to pay, but also supports our work making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene a normal part of daily life – for everyone, everywhere.
If you're concerned you won’t reach your fundraising target, please get in touch with us as soon as possible. We're always on hand to help you out with tips and ideas toihelp you reach your target, and we may be able to extend your deadline.
Once you've registered, we'll send you a fundraising guide as part of your welcome pack, which includes lots of great tips to get you off to a flying start. You can also check out our fundraising ideas, and read about how your support will help communities transform their futures with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.
And of course, if you ever need an extra helping hand, you can always reach us on [email protected].
If you've raised money on JustGiving, your job is done! All the online donations made to your fundraising page are automatically transferred over to WaterAid and allocated to your total.
If you've collected sponsorship any other way, the easiest way to get it to us is by using our online form.
You can also pay it via bank transfer, by cheque, or over the phone.