London Marathon

Location: London
Date: Sunday 27 Apr 2025

Sponsorship Target: £2500
Distance: Marathon
Accessibility: Suitable for anyone

The London Marathon is truly an achievement of a lifetime. One of the world’s most famous marathons, it is also the largest annual fundraising event on the planet – runners have raised over £750 million for good causes since the race began in 1981.

Please click here to apply for the London Marathon 2025

If you managed to secure your own place through the public ballot and would like to run for Back Up, then do let us know as we’d love to have you on our team!

Why join #TeamBackUp?

  • You’ll receive lots of support from our lovely fundraising team with regular updates, hints and tips to help with your preparation and targets
  • We’ll provide you with a bunch of goodies to help you reach your fundraising goal
  • You’ll receive one of our brightly coloured Back Up T-shirts/running vests to make sure you stand out

“It was a fantastic experience. It’s the best marathon in the world because of the great crowd support and iconic landmarks along the way. I feel great about raising money for Back Up.”

Bret Crossley, 40, Wheelchair racer in the London Marathon


We will be taking photos and videos at the London Marathon for use in Back Up’s fundraising and marketing materials. If you want to find out more about how photos and videos will be used, or if you’re attending this challenge and do not wish to be featured, please contact our fundraising team using the details at the bottom of this page.

You can find the link to our terms and conditions at the bottom of this page.


If you would like to run for Back Up in the London Marathon 2025 or would like more information then please get in touch with our events team at, or call 020 8875 1805