Join more than 40,000 fellow runners by tackling the iconic London Marathon in aid of St John’s Hospice.

Whether you run or walk the 26.2 mile course, you’ll get the chance to take in the capital’s most famous sites, all the time being cheered by a partisan local crowd.

The London Marathon is open to all abilities, from beginners to professional athletes with thousands running for charities dressed in everything from standard running attire to outrageous fancy dress.

Why take part?

We rely almost entirely on the support of local people, companies and trusts to raise over £2.1 million in voluntary income each year, enabling us to provide free care to over 4,000 patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families every year.

Oh…and you’ll also get fit!

What we need from you

– Minimum deposit £100

– Minimum sponsorship £2,000

– You must be 17 at the time of the race

Important Information

Following the new government measures and in times of such unprecedented uncertainty, the event has been cancelled by the organisation in charge.

2020 Virgin Money London Marathon, which was scheduled to take place on Sunday 26 April, is now scheduled to take place on Sunday 4 October. You can view the details here.

St John’s Hospice critically relies on the generosity of our supporters to continue to provide palliative care services to over 4000 patients and their families, your fundraising and support is crucial to the Hospice. Please help by donating here. Any questions please contact us via email

Thank you, St Johns Hospice.


If you’d like to represent St John’s Hospice, we have a few places available to join our team.

For more details, please contact ellie.buxton@hje.org.uk