Woman waving and running at the London Marathon

TCS London Marathon

Event Type Marathon
Date 2 October 2022
Location London
Registration Fee £100
Fundraising Target £2000
Level Tough

The TCS London Marathon is the largest annual fundraising event on the planet - runners have raised over £1 billion for fantastic causes since the race began in 1981.

Our charity place applications for the 2022 TCS London Marathon are now closed. 

If you have been lucky enough to secure a place through the general entry ballot, we would love to welcome you to our team. Use your place to help pay for world class dementia research and life changing support.

Running for Alzheimer’s Society

Charity entries

Our charity place applications for the 2022 TCS London Marathon are now closed. All charity places have been awarded and we have compiled an extensive waiting list. 

The 2023 TCS London Marathon will be taking place on Sunday 23 April and we would love to welcome you to our team. 

Apply for a charity place in 2023

When you run for us, you'll receive:

  • a support pack with fundraising help and materials
  • a free running top to wear on race day
  • detailed training guides for different abilities and personalised support from our experts
  • access to a Facebook group where you can chat to other runners
  • support from our dedicated events team to help you smash your fundraising target
  • the biggest cheers on race day and an invite to our post-race marquee for well-deserved refreshments.

Own place entries

If you already have your own ballot place in the London Marathon, you can use it to change the lives of people affected by dementia. By joining our team you’ll receive all the same support as our charity place runners.

You’ll have no registration fee or fundraising target, but we’ll help you raise as much as you can.

Use your place to run for us

Fundraising for Alzheimer's Society

We know that fundraising can be just as challenging as the event, but our expert team will be on hand to help. Your support pack will get you started, and we’ll be in regular contact with support, advice and ideas.


Kick-start your fundraising by setting up a JustGiving page. You can easily share your page with your friends, family and colleagues on social media and email, plus everything happens automatically.

The money you donate is sent to us, Gift Aid collected, and your sponsors thanked. Job done!

Set up a JustGiving page

Fundraising for your run

From posters and sponsorship forms to social media badges and advice on promoting an event, find all the resources you need to smash your fundraising in our hub.

Go to the fundraising hub

Frequently asked questions

When is the public ballot open?

The public ballot to get your own entry into the London Marathon was open in October 2021 and has now closed. The result of the ballot will be announced on Monday 14 March 2022.

What are you looking for in a charity place application?

We're looking for applications that provide lots of detail about why you would like to run for Alzheimer's Society and multiple ideas about how you might fundraise. The more detail the better!

Can I change my charity place application?

If you'd like to make any updates to your charity place application, please email [email protected].

What happens if I don't raise the minimum sponsorship for a charity place?

It's incredibly important that each charity place runner meets the minimum sponsorship pledge, to help us fund vital research and services for people affected by dementia.

There is no legal obligation to make up the shortfall, but if you don't meet your target it is likely to impact on your future chances of gaining an event place with our charity.

Please do contact us if you require fundraising advice. In some circumstances it will be possible to have some extra time to meet the fundraising requirement.

When will I know if I have a charity place?

All charity place applicants will be notified by the end of March 2022.

When will I receive my running top?

You can order your top when you complete our registration form or by emailing [email protected] with your size (XS to XXL) and style (vest/t-shirt).

If you have let us know your size, we will send your top to you in the post approximately a month before race day.

When will I receive training support?

We’ll send out a link to our Training Zone in your welcome emails. Here you will find our training guide and plans for every ability plus loads of other advice covering areas including nutrition, injuries and tapering. 

We’ll also give you contact details for our expert running coaches, so you get in touch directly with any questions.

How do I pay in my fundraising?

If you’re collecting money on a JustGiving page, there’s nothing you need to do, your sponsorship comes directly to us.

If you have collected any cash, you can bank it and pay in using one of these options: 

  • Pay the donations directly onto your JustGiving page if you have one.
  • Pay in online using our secure payment page.
  • Send a cheque made payable to Alzheimer’s Society to Alzheimer’s Society, Scott Lodge, Scott Road, Plymouth, PL2 3DU. Please include our paying in form so we have your event details.
  • Pay over the phone with a credit or debit card. Call our lovely customer care team on 0330 333 0804.

When do I need to pay in my fundraising?

We ask that you please send in all donations within 6 weeks of the event.

Can I fundraise in a team?

Of course! Please let us know when you sign up by creating a team. Your team members can then join you by clicking on the ‘find’ button and typing in either the team captain’s name or your team name.

The fundraising target for charity places is still £2000 per person but you're welcome to combine your targets into one team total.

Is there an age limit?

This event is open to everyone aged 18 or over on race day.

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