Join Team Action for Children at the 2023 TCS London Marathon

On Sunday 23 April 2023, The London Marathon returns to its usual springtime slot.

This is one of the biggest fundraising days in the UK, with over 44,000 people running for causes close to their hearts. We want you to be part of it!

Got a place in the ballot?

Were you one of the lucky ones who got a place in the ballot? If so, congratulations! You are going to have an amazing experience at this world famous event. There's a way to make your London Marathon experience even more special — join Team Action for Children.

When you chose to join Team Action for Children, the money you raise will go towards our work providing safe and loving homes, good mental health and the chance for children and young people to thrive and vital support for parents.

Need a place?

We have a very limited number of 2023 TCS London Marathon Gold Bond places available for our supporters. This is the only way you can enter the London Marathon without a place in the ballot.

These places are incredibly valuable to Action for Children. We ask all runners to reach a £2,000 fundraising target and pay £100 registration fee. The applications with the most detailed fundraising plans are most likely to be successful.

If you'd like an Action for Children Gold Bond place

complete the application form

Why take part?

You'll become part of the exclusive club of people who can say they've done the London Marathon. But you'll also be changing the lives of vulnerable children and their families for the better.

All Action for Children Gold Bond and Own Place runners will receive:

  • An invite to our post-race party, where you’ll get a shower, massage, food and professional photos with your medal.
  • Cheered on by our amazing and loud cheer squad at mile 19 and 25.
  • A free Action for Children running vest and iron on letters to put your name on your vest.
  • Support from your local fundraiser all the way up to event day and beyond.

We’re here to answer any questions.

Contact us