2025 TCS London Marathon

  • Sunday 27th April
  • London
  • Run
  • 26.20 mi
  • Apply now

Join #TeamSamaritans in the world-famous TCS London Marathon - the largest fundraising event in the world!

  • Regular updates from the Samaritans Events Team
  • A dedicated point of contact to support you throughout your entire journey
  • Access to a private Facebook group to chat with other Team Samaritans runners
  • Your own personalised running vest/t-shirt
  • Receive materials for raising awareness and fundraising
  • Help and support from our Press Team in sharing your story
  • Samaritans virtual and in-person social events
  • Lot of cheers from our Samaritans cheer squads along the route
  • Supporter t-shirts and cheering merchandise
  • An exclusive post-marathon celebration, including refreshments and a complimentary massage

We know that life can sometimes be incredibly tough. Thanks to the dedication of more than 20,000 volunteers, Samaritans can be there for anyone, whatever they are going through and whenever they are struggling to cope. We’re also at the heart of local communities, working with schools, workplaces, railways, prisons and hospitals to offer training and support, preventing suicide and helping people turn their lives around.

Our life-saving work wouldn’t be possible without the extraordinary generosity of our event participants.

Got a question about this event? Contact our Marathon Team at [email protected] and we'll respond as soon as we can.

About the TCS London Marathon

This world-famous run takes you through the capital’s closed roads around the River Thames. As you weave from east to west, you’ll discover London’s stunning landmarks and sights, such as Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf, the London Eye and Big Ben, with an epic finish line on The Mall.

How to join Team Samaritans

You can apply for one of our charity places in the event, by completing our webform below.

I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful and ongoing support from the minute I applied for a place running the London Marathon for the Samaritans, to the end of the day itself. Throughout all of this, your support and encouragement was amazing.

London Marathon Runner

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If you have your own place

Our ballot registration form will be open shortly. If you have a deferred ballot place and would like to join our team, please email us at [email protected]

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