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London Marathon

Be a marathon megastar in the UK's largest marathon on Sunday 2 October 2022.

Event details

The London Marathon 2022 will remain in it’s new Autumn slot of Sunday 2 October for 2022. No matter how long you’ve been running or how many marathons you have under your belt, this iconic event is definitely one for the list.

Whilst we don’t have charity places yet, if you’re using your own place to fundraise for us, we’ll send you a set of Chestnut Tree laces to keep you on track. Raise £100 or more and we’ll send you an exclusive Chestnut Tree House running vest to wear with pride.

Location: Blackheath (in Greenwich), London
When: Sunday 2nd October 2022 at 9:30am
Event type: Runs
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The reason we race isn’t so much to beat each other, but to be with each other!

From the ultimate start line butterflies to the finish line highs along the historic Mall, the London Marathon takes through the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf, over the iconic Tower Bridge, and past the world-famous Buckingham Palace for a run that will stay with you forever.

Whatever your reason, your support means local families who know they don’t have long together have the chance to live life to the full and say goodbye in the way that is right for them.

Use your London Marathon 2022 place and join Team Chestnut to help make local children’s hospice care possible – now and in the future! Get in touch and speak to us today.

Be a London Marathon Megastar in 2022

Whether you're a running rookie or distance dynamo, make a difference with every step

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Make a difference with every step!

At Chestnut Tree House, kids can be astronauts for the day in the multi-sensory room, discover creepy crawlies on a woodland walk, or form their very own pop group in the music room. It is a place where parents can just be parents and where siblings have people to talk to who understand.


allows a family of four to benefit from an overnight stay in one of our Family Rooms whilst their child is cared for


enable a nurse to support a family following the death of their child, helping them to plan the funeral and to say their final goodbyes


provide two days of fun, laughter, care and support at Chestnut Tree House for a child with a life-shortening condition

Get your fundraising off with a bang on JustGiving

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 monies come directly to Chestnut Tree.

Set up your JustGiving page today

London Marathon route map

Taking in the best sites the city has to offer, London is home to one of the world’s best known marathons – download the full London Marathon 2022 route map here.

Starting in the green of Greenwich, the London Marathon carries you past the famous Cutty Sark, in the shadow of the impressive Shard, through the charming streets of the city mile, and by big Ben before you enter The Mall as you head for home

London Marathon route map
More details about London Marathon

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. You could find a running buddy too.

As event day gets closer, the organisers will update you on everything you need to know for your race. In the meantime, here are some key on the day details…

London Marathon 2022 road closures: Due to the size of the marathon, some road closures will be in place from Friday 30 September to Monday 3 October Road.

Further information about the road closures and parking restrictions that will be in place will be available in the lead-up to the event. You can also view the 2021 road closures on the London Marathon website, for an idea of what may happen in 2022.

Getting to London Marathon 2022: Find more info about parking, travel, park & ride, bag-drops, toilet locations and water stops on the London Marathon website.

Please be aware that public transport will be extra busy in the days around the event, so double check transport providers for more details nearer race day.

Getting your London Marathon race number: These will be available to collect at the London Marathon Expo in the days leading up to race day.

You can find details about the race day on the London Marathon website.

If you have a question about running and fundraising for Team Chestnut, please contact the Events Team by phone on 01903 871820 or by e-mail at and we’ll be able to help you.