TCS London Marathon

Add to Calendar 2023-04-23 00:00:00 2023-04-23 00:00:00 TCS London Marathon This world-renowned marathon takes runners past some of the capital’s greatest attractions before heading to the finish line along the Mall. With an amazing atmosphere and great support along the route, this will be a race you’ll never forget! London WaterAid UK [email protected] Europe/London public
Marathon (26.2 miles)
Charity place minimum sponsorship:
WaterAid/Brendan Foster

Event information

This world-renowned marathon takes runners past some of the capital’s greatest attractions before heading to the finish line along the Mall. With an amazing atmosphere and great support along the route, this will be a race you’ll never forget!

Join us in 2023

Applications to join our London Marathon 2023 team are now closed.

Already secured your own place in the 2023 London Marathon ballot? Join Team WaterAid with your own place and help us reach everyone, everywhere with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.

Use your own place to run for WaterAid

What people are saying

It feels amazing knowing that a little bit of effort running an event can change someone’s life. And WaterAid were always there to support me all the way.
Craig Holliday

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.



Thanks for your interest in running for WaterAid. To let us know you'll be joining Team WaterAid with your own ballot place, please let us know you'd like to run for us by completing this form or you can set up your London Marathon JustGiving page here >


We start allocating places in October and aim to let everyone know by the end of October 2022 if we can offer you a place. If we offer you a place, we will contact you by phone and you will be sent the registration form and asked to pay the £100 registration fee to confirm your place.

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].

We're really sorry to hear that – please contact our events team at [email protected] to let us know you won’t be taking part.

If you’ve bought a WaterAid charity place in an event, we'll ask you to reach a minimum fundraising target. This will cover the cost of the event place and administration fees that WaterAid have to pay, and help provide much needed support to some of the world’s poorest communities.

If you're concerned you won’t reach your fundraising target, please get in touch with us as soon as possible. We're on hand to help you out with tips and ideas that will help you reach your target and we may be able to extend your deadline, so that you have that little bit longer to fundraise.

You’ve come to the right place! Check out some great fundraising ideas and inspirational stories.

Once you’ve registered for an event, we’ll also send you a fundraising guide as part of your welcome pack. This has lots of great fundraising tips to get you off to a flying start.

If you've raised money on JustGiving or VirginMoneyGiving, 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 raised money offline, you can pay your money in online, or send in your fundraising by making a bank transfer, sending us a cheque, or paying in your money over the phone.

If you’re making a bank transfer please use the following details:

WaterAid Current Account
Barclays Bank PLC
Sort code: 20-65-82
Account number: 20422746

If you’re sending in a cheque, please make it payable to WaterAid and send it to:

6th floor
20 Canada Square
E14 5NN

Please also fill in a donation form with your name and details of your fundraising, and send it in to us. Otherwise we won’t know that the money is from you, and we won’t be able to thank you for your fundraising!

If you want to pay your money in over the phone, give us a call on 020 7793 4594.

Sorry to hear you didn't secure a place in the London Marathon 2022, but it's great to hear you're still interested in joining Team WaterAid.

You could consider getting started on the London Classics challenge. RideLondon-Essex 100 and the two-mile distance at Swim Serpentine are two of the three events that make up The London Classics alongside the London Marathon – a trio of prestigious events brought together to create an endurance challenge like no other. Find out more about The London Classics

You can also find a full list of all our 2022 events on our website here > 

Contact us

Have a question about the event you've signed up to? Or do you need some help choosing your next challenge?

Contact Bob in our Events team and he’ll be happy to help.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 020 7793 4594

You can also join the WaterAid Events Facebook group to get answers to any questions you may have.

Bob from the WaterAid events team, who you can contact about the London Marathon
WaterAid/ BillyBarraclough