London Marathon


Event Type:Running




Distance:26.2 miles

Registration Fee

Registration fee:£50

Minimum sponsorship

Minimum sponsorship:£2,000

Event date

Event date:26th Apr 2020

Event time

Event time:From 9am

The 2020 London Marathon

Be a #WishHero in 2020 and take on the London Marathon with us. You'll be running the iconic route amongst other Wish Heroes and you'll receive the full support of the #WishHero Team from the moment you join.

Apply for the 2020 London Marathon now

There're two types of places in the London Marathon:

Charity Place

Registrations to be on the 2020 London Marathon #WishHero Team are now open, please apply here.

Own place
(a place received in the public London Marathon Ballot)

If you selected Make-A-Wish UK as a charity you'd like to hear from when applying for the ballot, we'll keep you updated on our charity place application process. Come October, successful or unsuccessful, you can still be part of Team #WishHero.

If successful in the London Marathon ballot you can use your Own Place and set your own fundraising target. If you're unsuccessful though, you can still apply for a Charity Place and join our #WishHero Team.

How we'll support you

  • A free Make-A-Wish technical running top
  • Access to our online training hub; for training, injury and nutritional advice
  • Support emails and lots of running tips
  • Digital Fundraising pack, sponsorship forms and all the materials you may require
  • Dedicated member of the Events Team to help with any queries
  • Loud #WishHero cheer point
  • #WishHero post-race reception
  • Private Team Facebook group

Read about one of our #WishHeroes

2018 #WishHero Gabby, tells her story of running the London Marathon and why she ran for Make-A-Wish.

Gabby’s life turned upside down when her youngest son, Isaac, contracted a very rare strain of e.Coli. He began a three year journey of tests, scans, hospital stays and appointments, including three months in intensive care on a ventilator and dialysis.

Gabby wished for her son to get better, his doctors wished for his body to respond to treatment, but Isaac only wished to play and have fun with his family. Medicine can only go so far, and children's psychological needs stretch beyond this.

Make-A-Wish granted Isaac's wish and sent him to Disneyland Paris, together with all his feeding and medical supplies, for a holiday to overcome the bad memories and explore life beyond his illness.

Following Isaac’s wish in July 2017, Gabby applied for a Make-A-Wish place in the London Marathon because she believes Isaac’s wish changed his life and, in turn, hers.

"My biggest wish for the marathon is to raise awareness and funds for Make-A-Wish. I think what you do isn't given enough credit. For kids like Isaac these wishes are life-changing."


Gabby ran the London Marathon in April 2018 and, in doing so, lost 4.5 stone, raised an incredible £2,225 and importantly got her son back. Gabby hopes her story will inspire you to become a #WishHero and run the London Marathon for Make-A-Wish in 2020.

You can apply for a place today and you’ll hear as soon as possible whether you’re on the #WishHero Team.

Apply for the 2020 London Marathon now