Each year, a group of dedicated runners raise funds in the London Marathon to help us improve the lives of our more vulnerable residents across the city.
We have places for the April 2022 London Marathon, reserve your place here.
The London Marathon
Our organisation is woven into 50 years of rich London history and community, and we are proud to participate in one of the largest events of our city. Dedicated runners have represented us in the Virgin London Marathon for two decades, helping raise funds to invest in some of London’s most vulnerable people.
About the race
The London Marathon is widely regarded as one of the biggest marathons in the world. Tens of thousands of people take part each year from every corner of the world, and millions of others watch. The annual race starts in Greenwich and, after 26.2 gruelling miles, the brave runners cross the finish line in front of Buckingham Palace.
About our runners
Anyone 18+ who pledges to raise at least £1,450 (includes a £50 entry fee) can run the race for our charity. Runners choose to participate as an individual or as a team. We’ll help out where we can and promote our runners on social media with photos and stories.
Where do the funds our runners raise go?
Every penny of sponsorship money raised by our runners is used to provide a lifeline to the most vulnerable individuals and families living in our housing.
In the last financial year, £140,000 was awarded to help fund household items, school uniforms and support those affected by the pandemic by providing them with supermarket vouchers and food bank parcels. In addition, 108 food parcels were given to shielding and vulnerable residents via the Good Gym Project.
A single parent with three children who was experiencing financial hardship because she was on a zero-hour contract, and then had to move homes due to domestic violence, received hardship fund support to get furniture, other household items and supermarket vouchers. She said: “I really appreciate everything you have done for me. It has not been an easy year for me but the help I have received has lightened my burden”.