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London Marathon

Thank you for your interest in running in the TCS London Marathon for the Miscarriage Association.

The London Marathon is our biggest fundraising event in the year, bringing in over a quarter of our annual funding needs. It makes a huge difference in helping us provide support and information for anyone affected by the loss of a baby in pregnancy, and it also helps to raise awareness of pregnancy loss and how we can help.

Getting a place

There are two main ways of getting a place in the London Marathon – and generally, if you are able to do both, you’ll maximise your chances of taking part in this brilliant event:

Via the ballot

The public ballot for places in 2023 opens on race day (2rd October 2022) and closes around a week later.  You can find out more about this on the page link provided.  Please note that the public ballot tends to be massively oversubscribed, meaning that entrants have around a 1 in 20 chance of a place.

If you are fortunate enough to get a place through the ballot, or you have a Good for Age, celebrity or any other place, we’d be delighted to welcome you to join Team M.A..  Please just get in touch with us at fundraising@miscarriageassociation.org.uk and we’ll introduce you to your fellow runners.

Applying for one of our charity places

Our charity places for October 2022 are now full. 

If you’re interested in applying for April 2023, please visit CRunCH, (Charity Runners Clearing House, who manage our places), read through their information about running for charity and click on the Miscarriage Association link in the charity tab.  Please ensure that you add a note to say that you are interested in the 2023 race.

You’ll see that applying for one of our places means committing to raise a minimum of £1500, so you may want to take some time to think if this is do-able and how you might go about it (we know it’s not always easy). If you’re OK with that, please do complete the application form and note that you found the information on this website.  Please be aware that we will not start assessing the applications until the Autumn of 2021, so it might be some months until you hear from us.

Take a look at some stories from 2019

Nicky (above) enjoyed every moment of her Marathon day.

Kate (right) shares what running the 2019 London Marathon meant for her.

Peter describes his wife Jen‘s 2019 London Marathon journey.

For Dan, the run represented moving on, remembering babies lost but also being thankful.