My marathon

You're now part of #TheBrainyBunch for the London Marathon 2018 and we're chuffed to have you on board! To make your marathon journey just that little bit easier, we've put together all the information you need in one place.

Whether you're looking for fundraising ideas or details about our training day, this section of our website has everything you'll need to get to the finish line on Sunday 22 April 2018.

Get in touch

If you have any questions please get in touch with our events team by calling 01252 237867 or email


By running 26.2 miles and raising funds for The Brain Tumour Charity, you will play a vital role in defeating the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40.

Here are some tips to make your online fundraising page look its best:

  • Ready for your close up? Fundraisers with pictures on their page raise 14% more per photo*
  • Tell your story! People will give more if they know why you are running the London Marathon
  • Smash your target! Pages with a target raise, on average, 46% more*
  • Post updates about your marathon journey over the coming months to keep your friend, family and colleagues in the know
  • Share your page, on as many social media platforms as you can
  • It's all over, or is it? 20% of donations come in after the event*

*Statistics gathered from JustGiving

If you have any questions about your fundraising, please let us know and we'll be happy to help!

Training resources

  • All of the presentations from our November 2017 training day can be downloaded here.
  • We know that training through these winter months can be the hardest part of your training, so why not mix it up? Our friends at JustGiving have put together four running playlists tailored especially for your marathon journey.

Upcoming events

Meet the experts

Date: 3 February 2018
Venue: Central Hall Westminster
Sign up: Register on the Virgin Money London Marathon website

Organised by Virgin Money London Marathon, this event is the perfect chance for marathon runners to meet coaches, nutritionists, injury specialists and runners, and ask them lots of questions!

If you have one of our charity places for the London Marathon 2018, you can attend this day for free. When you completed your registration, you will have received a confirmation email with details of how to join the day from London Marathon Events. If you can no longer find this email, please let us know and we can make sure it is re-sent.

If you are a ballot runner, you are also more than welcome to attend but will need to sign up below. Entry to the day is £20 and if you have any questions, please call the events team on 01252 237867.


The London Marathon Expo event is held at London's ExCel Centre on Wednesday 18 - Saturday 21 April 2018. Every London Marathon runner must attend this event to collect their race number, timing chip and goodies.

The Brain Tumour Charity will be there and would love to see you all before the big day, come to our stand for a photo!