London Marathon

Join the London Marathon for the Big Issue on Sunday 3 October

  • Key Information
  • Date: Sunday 2nd October 2022
  • Location: London
  • Length: 26.2 miles (42 km)
  • Registration Fee: Virtual £20 / In-Person £50
  • Minimum Sponsorship: Virtual £200 / In-Person £2,000
London Marathon(physical event)

Get a charity place with The Big Issue Foundation in October 2022 for the world’s biggest marathon, taking in some of London’s famous landmarks including Buckingham Palace, The Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf. This 26.2 mile race is one of the World Marathon Majors and is a mainly flat course.

If you would like to run in support of The Big Issue Foundation for the TCS London Marathon 2022, applications are now open. We have limited charity places available so please ensure you fully complete our application. We will start allocating our charity places towards the end of 2021. Best of luck and thank you for your support.

Apply to join our 2022 London Marathon team today!

Virtual London Marathon

The virtual marathon takes place on the same day so you’ll get all the excitement and buzz leading up to the big day! Participants have 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds to cover the 26.2 miles, meaning you can take on the marathon at your own pace, and even break it up into smaller chunks throughout the day if you wanted.

Your route will be tracked on London Marathon’s official app and you’ll receive a coveted medal and finishers t-shirt for completing the marathon. We’ll also send you a TBIF running vest once you reach your £200 fundraising target to train in and wear on the day. Please fill out our application form here for a virtual London Marathon place.

Please note, treadmills and other stationary running machines cannot be used to take part in the Virtual London Marathon

What are the benefits of joining The Big Issue Foundation team?

London Marathon is a once in a lifetime event and we’re here to ensure that you have the most memorable experience possible! Not only will you get advice and support with your training and fundraising we’ll also send you an official Big Issue Foundation running jersey which we hope you will wear with pride, knowing that your fundraising will be making a BIG impact for the people that need it the most.

By signing up to the London Marathon (Virtual or Physical) with a charity place, should the event be cancelled or postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will endeavour to do all we can to transfer your place to the following year. 

Got a ballot place?

If you were lucky enough to secure a place in the ballot we’d love for you to join our team. There’s no minimum sponsorship pledge, we just ask that you raise as much as you can. Let us know on or 020 7526 3458 and we’ll get you signed up.

Cliffe’s Story

I will be 60 years old in August and although the common soundbite that age is purely a number, to me it might as well be The Book of Revelations and the 60 years it took Jesus to confide in Apostle John about all that thorny End of Days stuff! I am running the London Marathon on Sunday April 28th – just 4 days away! How hard can it be? Read Cliffe’s Story


Sponsorship Form

Sponsorship Form

You can download a sponsorship form here, ensure you gift aid your donations to make it worth 25% more.
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Got your own place?

Got your own place?

If you were lucky enough to secure a place in the ballot we’d love for you to join the team this October.
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