Join our team for the world’s most popular marathon and help us to prevent cancer.

When: Sunday 23rd April 2017
Where: Greenwich Park - The Mall, London
Minimum sponsorship: £2,000

Looking for a charity place?

By taking one of our charity spots for this fantastic event you’ll be helping us to continue our groundbreaking research. One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives, but with your help, we’ll be one step closer to preventing cancer and the misery it causes.

Registration is free but in order to secure one of our charity places we ask that you raise a minimum of £2,000 in sponsorship (excluding Gift Aid). We’ll be here every step of the way to support you and have lots of fundraising ideas and tips to help make it easier!

We have now allocated all our charity places in this year's London Marathon. However, please email us if you are looking for a place and we will add you to our waiting list. If a place becomes available, our team will get in touch.

If you are interested in helping to support our work to prevent cancer, we have places in a range of running events, including the Brighton and Manchester marathons.

What we’ll offer you:

  • An exclusive World Cancer Research Fund running vest
  • A Welcome Pack filled with fundraising hints and tips
  • Activities on Marathon weekend, including a reception with complimentary food and massages
  • A dedicated Events Team, to help support you along the way with training plans
  • Cheering points for friends and family to join, to give you a much needed boost during the race!

Got your own place?

Ballot places will be announced later this year. If you're lucky enough to secure a place through the ballot, or you have a good for age entry, and want to help us prevent cancer, please get in touch. Team Cancer Prevention would love to welcome you - you’ll have all the benefits and support, but there is no minimum fundraising target. Just raise as much as you can and have fun!

Not sure if running’s for you?

If you don’t fancy 26.2 miles, why not join us as a volunteer cheerer instead? Fill in our volunteer form to register your interest, and one of our events team will be in touch.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this or any other World Cancer Research Fund event please contact the Events Team on 020 7343 4200 or email