Running event

London Marathon

The ballot for the London Marathon will be open in June!

Event details

Location: London
When: Sunday 21st April 2024
Event type: Runs

At a glance

This iconic event needs no explanation, It’s simply the biggest and best marathon in the whole of the UK! We'll be there on the day cheering along all our fantastic runners who are taking place, could that include you? If you're lucky to get in the ballot, you can expect:

💛Fantastic route through the capital
💛 Popular run with lots of buzz throughout the city
💛 Help with your fundraising from our experienced events team

An image of lots of legs in a running race

What you'll get

From us:
💛 A finishers medal (from event organisers)
💛 Chestnut Tree House running vest so you can stride with pride
💛 Our own cheer squads around the route

Why take on the London Marathon for Chestnut Tree House?

From training runs to Strava running challenges, stay connected to get the most out of being part of Team Chestnut…

  • Facebook Group: Sharing is caring. Join our Chestnut Tree House Run Group to chat and share stories, tips, and ideas.
  • Running Hub: Updated regularly, your Running Info Hub, covers everything from training tips to nutritional advice.
  • Strava Club: A Team Chestnut Running Club, where you can join events and training runs. Maybe find a running buddy too.

JustGiving pages are the easiest way to start fundraising, as you can set them up quickly, share them across social media immediately (even connect it to Strava), and all money come directly to us. JustGiving also takes care of all Gift Aid!

Or, if you prefer things old school – then we have a handy sponsorship form you can download to collect your fundraising.

Paula’s daughter, Lilly, has profound deafness and severe complex needs. Lilly and her family have been supported by Chestnut Tree House for several years, here’s what Paula has to say about the importance of the care we can only provide thanks to your fundraising and donations:

“Chestnut Tree House is amazing, they really are. They’re brilliant and they need all of the help and support that they can get so they can continue doing what they do for families like us. It would be heart breaking if I was told that they were going to get taken away from us. I don’t know what we would do without them”.

Read Lilly’s full story here

Make your exhilarating moment count!

There's no minimum sponsorship for anyone taking part in the Marathon via ballot, however if you're able to raise £2000 you would be making a huge difference for children in vital need of hospice care. You could be paying for:


hours of fun and care at the House for one child with a life-threatening condition.


fun-filled days for the siblings of the children we care for to have some time for themselves.


hours of splashing about in the hydrotherapy pool, having fun in a safe environment.
About London Marathon 2024

Starting and finishing point: St James’ Part and finishing at Greenwich Park

Below is the 2022 route map (but it’ll be the same route for 2024)

London Marathon route map

London Marathon route map

London Marathon are committed to sustainability and make sure they are recycling as much as possible from the race. You can find out more about their sustainability commitment on their website. 

  • London Marathon is a very accessible race and have lots of information on their website about participants taking place with a disability.
  • You’re able to take the Marathon on in a wheelchair
  • If you need to run with a guide runner – your guide does get free entry.
  • You must be age 18.

Find out about Accessibility