London Marathon

Location: London
Date: Sunday 2 Oct 2022

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.

The 2022 London Marathon will take place on Sunday 2 October 2022. Applications for our places for the 2022 event have now closed. If you would like to be added to our waiting list, please fill in this form.

The 2021 London Marathon took place on Sunday 3 October 2021 and our team had an incredible race after a long time waiting! Read the stories of our wonderful fundraisers by clicking on their name below.






Why join the Back Up team?

  • 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

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!

“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 take part in the London Marathon 2022 or would like more information then please get in touch with Reece on 0208 8875 1805 or drop him an email.