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!

Upcoming events

Training day

We're lucky enough to have health and fitness coach Sarah Russell hosting #TheBrainyBunch London Marathon training day. Sarah is an ex-international rower and multi-marathon runner with years of experience, and she leads her very own running club in Kent. Don't be nervous, the training day is suitable for all runners

Date: 11 November 2017
Venue: Tonbridge School Centre, London Road, Tonbridge, TN10 3AD
Time: 10:00 - 15:30

Find out more

Meet the experts

Date: 3 February 2018
Venue: Central Hall Westminster

This event, organised by London Marathon, is the perfect chance for marathon runners to meet coaches, nutritionists, injury specialists and runners and ask all of your questions.


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!