TCS London Marathon 2025

Have you always dreamed of running the iconic London Marathon?

You can make your dream a reality with Cornwall Hospice Care! Each year we send a team of runners to the capital and April 2025 is no different – one of these places could be yours!

  • Event Date

    Sunday 27th April 2025

  • Location

    Greenwich Park, Charlton Way, Greenwich, London, SE10 8QY

  • Distance

    26.2 miles

  • Difficulty

    Training required

  • Fees and sponsorship requirements

    £100 registration fee plus

    £2000 minimum sponsorship

Applying for a Cornwall Hospice Care Gold Bond place

If you are interested in joining our team in London, please fill out our application form, telling us why you want to run for us.

Lucky enough to have a Public Ballot place?

If you are one of the lucky ones, and have secured a place in the public ballot but would still like to fundraise for us, please get in touch with Jane, who will add you to the Team! You will receive the same perks as our Gold Bond runners – we’d love to hear from you!

London Marathon 2023 Meet and Greet

Join #TeamCHC and enjoy these benefits

Don’t miss out on the chance to complete this marathon with the support of our dedicated team. Whether you have concerns about fundraising, training or race day logistics, Cornwall Hospice Care have been supporting teams of runners in the London Marathon for many years and can answer any questions you might have.

We offer our London Marathon team a complimentary place in our very own Run Falmouth Half Marathon.  The perfect training run and a great opportunity to meet the rest of #TeamCHC.

You will receive one of our personalised technical running vests to wear with pride. Show the world who you are supporting and look the part too!

We also offer a welcome meet and technical evening and support in a private social media group where you can get to know others in the team!

Tips and advice to get you ready for race day

We offer our team of runners meet and greet and technical evenings with members of our fundraising team and the local running community –  our fundraisers are armed with loads of advice to max out your fundraising potential, plus advice from running experts who will ensure you reach the start line in tip top condition!

A Race Day Cheer Squad

There are various Hospice UK cheer points along the route – look out for us at one of these on race day! We let our runners know ahead of race day where we will be and will be sure to shout lots of encouragement to you as you go by. Friends and family are welcome to join us at the cheer points too.

You are also invited to a post-race reception at a Hospice UK hospitality venue after your race to refuel and rejuvenate – there you can take advantage of a massage to help your aching muscles and grab a bite to eat. Friends and family are also welcome to join you at the hospitality venue for a hot drink.

Gill Hugill London Marathon 2023

How much do I need to fundraise?

Our successful Golden Bond applicants will commit to fundraising a minimum target of £2000.

We know it can be daunting but we will be with you every step of the way to ensure you reach this target and beyond!

Setting up a fundraising page is very easy – we prefer to use JustGiving as our online platform as more of the money comes to us! We have a dedicated London Marathon JustGiving campaign (please use the buttons on this page to go there) it only takes a couple of minutes to set up, and a share to social media is worth an average of £24!

I’ve got a Public Ballot place – can I still fundraise for Cornwall Hospice Care?

Yes! We welcome ‘own place’ runners each year and you will receive the same perks as our Golden Bond applicants, including one of our vibrant running vests – plus you have the added bonus of setting your own fundraising target!

Please email Jane if you have been lucky enough to secure a place in the Public Ballot and let her know you wish to run for us. She will be add you to the Team and get in touch regarding your running vest and any support you may need.

What happens next?

  1. Apply today by clicking on one of the “Apply for a place” buttons on this page.
  2. You’ll be contacted to advise if you have been successful or not. Our Selection Panel meet when the Public Ballot has been announced, and our applicants will be advised shortly after.
  3. To secure your place in this event, successful applicants must pay a £100 registration fee within 2 weeks of being offered a place. This is separate to the £2,000 minimum target.
  4. Once the registration fee has been paid, successful applicants will be entered onto the London Marathon portal.  This will generate an email with a link to create your log in to the TCS London Marathon portal.
  5. Successful applicants will receive a Cornwall Hospice Care running vest and Fundraising Pack.We also recommend you set up an online fundraising page with JustGiving now.
  6. As a part of #TeamCHC you’ll be offered a complimentary place in our own Run Falmouth Half Marathon in March – a perfectly placed race to incorporate into your training plan!
  7. All #TeamCHC Runners will be invited to a Meet and Greet event to meet the rest of the team!
  8. We will be on hand to help you with fundraising and training for the London Marathon.
  9. London Marathon Events email to all runners ahead of race day providing them with all information you will need. This information is also available on the TCS London Marathon website.
  10. On race day in London, we’ll have a presence at one of the Hospice UK cheer points along the route – we communicate this to runners ahead of race day.

Useful Downloads

  • Terms and conditions

    See the full Terms and Conditions of entry for our Golden Bond London Marathon places 2025

Frequently asked questions

YES – you can! A good level of fitness is required to complete the London Marathon but whatever your ability, with the right training you can achieve your London Marathon goal!

You can apply for one of our Gold Bond places and also in the TCS London Marathon public ballot. If you are lucky enough to get a Public Ballot place we would love to welcome you to the team and still offer all the same perks and benefits as we do to our Gold Bond runners so please get in touch if you are lucky enough to be successful in the Public Ballot!

Fundraising can seem like a daunting task, but once you tell your friends and family what you are doing, you’ll be surprised how keen they are to donate to the cause and show their support. Simply sharing your JustGiving page to social media can be a super effective way of fundraising.

We have a dedicated team of fundraisers on hand to support you and give advice on any fundraising events you might want to do. Quiz nights, bake sales, duck races and raffles are just some of the simple yet effective ways people have raised their London Marathon sponsorship in previous years. Get in touch to see how we can help.

Take a look at a few images from some previous London Marathons!

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