Running

TCS London Marathon 2024 / 2025

Event Details

Date

21 April 2024 | 27 April 2025

Host

TCS London Marathon

Location

London

Whether you already have your own place or you would like to apply for a charity place, then there’s lots of good reasons to Join Team WheelPower …

The TCS London Marathon is the most popular marathon on the planet, and more than 1.25 million people have completed the event since the first edition in 1981 … and you could be next! By joining ‘Team WheelPower’ you will be supporting our charity to transform the lives of disabled people through movement, activity and sport. With every step, every push and every penny you raise you will be doing something truly life changing and making a real difference to people across the UK.

Set yourselves the challenge, do something amazing for charity and tick the London Marathon off the bucket list this year! 

2024 London Marathon Charity Places

UPDATE: Thank you for your interest in our WheelPower Charity places for the 2024 TCS London Marathon on Sunday 21 April. All places have now been filled and we wish all of our amazing runners all the best for the training and 26.2 miles head of them.

Our 10 runners are … Fran, Katie, Allison, Carlos, Josh, Octavia, Phoebe, Michael, Hannah, and Tom. Thank you for all you are doing for our charity and we can’t wait to cheer you on soon! They are taking on this amazing challenge in support of WheelPower and collectively have raised over £15,000 to date. Help them smash their targets and motivate them to keep pushing on this week by donating below:

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I have my own place … 

Whether you are running the race or taking part in a wheelchair, we are looking for people with their own place in the 2024 TCS London Marathon to join Team WheelPower.

As an own place runner, you’ll get the same support from our dedicated events team as those with a charity place … and you can set your own fundraising target! Whether this will be your first marathon, or you’re a seasoned pro, we’d love for you to join us! If you would like to make a real difference then look no further than WheelPower.

Join Team WheelPower

2025 TCS London Marathon 

The marathon day for next year has been confirmed as Sunday 27 April 2025 and ballot will open on Saturday 20 April 2024 and close on Friday 26 April 2024. If you are successful then please consider Team WheelPower as your charity of choice. We will be announcing news of our 2025 charity places soon! 

Support for you

Join our team and as well as the chance to help power life saving research, you’ll benefit from:

  • a WheelPower running vest
  • a fundraising pack full of useful advice to help you take your challenge to the finish line
  • fun tools and tips to help with your fundraising, including regular emails to keep you motivated
  • a friendly team here to support you

Fundraising support

When you sign up, you’ll receive a welcome pack that has everything you need to know about fundraising, including fun ideas and helpful tips. We recommend you break your target down into manageable chunks and create a plan to help you reach your goals. Our friendly team also has some inspirational ideas that will boost your fundraising.

Wheelchair Entries  

Over the past few years, we have been delighted to support a number of wheelchair users to take part in and complete the London Marathon. ​

If you are interested in taking part we would love you to join the WheelPower Team and help inspire other disabled people by completing this once in a life time challenge. Contact our Events Team at hello@wheelpower.org.uk or call us on 01296 395995.

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"At London Marathon Events we believe that sport and activity should be accessible for all, which is why our dedicated team supports people with a huge range of disabilities – from elite wheelchair athletes to everyday participants – to take part in the TCS London Marathon."

TCS London Mini Marathon Championships

The London marathon is committed to supporting distance running from playground to podium, and the mini marathon is a great place to start your journey!

  • The Mini Marathon is completely FREE to enter and all participants will also receive a free t-shirt for taking part! You can use either day chair or racing chair. There is no entry requirement and you don’t need to be classified in athletics or a member of a club.

Event criteria:

  • All wheelchair participants must be able to self-propel themselves over 2.6K within the time limit of 45 minutes
  • Participants must wear a helmet and gloves and can either use a standard, sports or racing chair
  • There will be opportunities for athletes to be fully classified before the race, which we would encourage you to do before you apply

For further details on taking part in these categories, please contact Michelle Weltman, the TCS Mini London Marathon Wheelchair and Ambulant/Para Athlete Coordinator, at paraathletes@londonmarathonevents.co.uk

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Hear from some of the amazing runners and pushers who have taken part in the London Marathon for WheelPower: 

Caroline from Essex

“It was always been a BIG dream of mine to run the London Marathon and it was just an amazing experience and one of those things you’ll never forget. The atmosphere and encouragement you get from crowds is so lovely and heart-warming and I felt extremely privileged to be running the marathon for this fantastic charity.”

Caroline from Buckinghamshire 

“I am absolutely over the moon  to be running the London Marathon in 2023, my first ever marathon! I am raising funds for WheelPower, an amazing charity based locally at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, who do such amazing work, ensuring wheelchair users across the country, can benefit from sport. I know all too well how beneficial exercise is to mental well-being.”

Amy from Buckinghamshire 

“I’ve wanted to run the London Marathon for ages and this year I’ve been given the opportunity to do so by WheelPower. They are a charity who do amazing work helping thousands of people participate in sports and activities across the country. Their work has tremendous physical, psychological and social benefits and with your help, WheelPower will be able to continue providing opportunities and changing lives.”

Craig & Mike (2022 London Marathon)

More Team WheelPower Quotes … 

“So, here I am at the old age of 40 about to entail on my toughest sporting challenge to-date and I’m doing so for the great charity that is WheelPower. A local charity which I have supported in various events since moving to Buckinghamshire 7 years ago.” Dean (2023 London Marathon Runner)

“I have always wanted to have the chance to run in the London Marathon and this is the year !  It will be a big challenge physically but I’m most excited for raising as much money as I can to help this charity.” Alina (2023 London Marathon Runner)

“I am running my first marathon this year in April and it had to be the London marathon of course! Sport has always been a big part of my life and I can’t imagine not having access to it, it has made a profound impact on me and I am a huge believer in sport being a tool for such incredible good. It also has tremendous physical, psychological and social benefits for the participants, particularly young people.” Dan (2023 London Marathon Runner)

“WheelPower continue to empower those with disabilities through sport. Their message of self-empowerment through sports particularly resonates with me, because at school I really struggled with concentration and organisation because of my ADD. That was until I discovered running. It’s not an exaggeration to say that discovering exercise changed my life. Given this, I really believe that exercise and sports are a framework for giving us the confidence to better ourselves and pursue excellence. WheelPower makes this profound journey accessible to everyone and deserves our support!” Ross (2023 London Marathon Runner)

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