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Ella ran the London Marathon for Changing Faces in 2022

TCS London Marathon

Running the TCS London Marathon is a great way to raise money to support people living with a visible difference. Find out how to enter.

Applications for charity places in the 2024 London Marathon are now closed. Get in touch now if you are interested in running with Changing faces in 2025! Feel the buzz of the crowds, run past London’s most iconic landmarks, before finishing the race by Buckingham Palace.

Email our fundraising team now

Event details

  • When: Sunday, 21 April 2024
  • Location: London
  • Join: There is a £100 registration fee and a £2,500 fundraising pledge (unless you already have a ballot place)
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Distance: 26.2 miles

Take the plunge and embrace the journey that it will take you on. The Marathon itself is just the victory lap. It will change your life.

Ella, Changing Faces campaigner, who ran the London Marathon in 2022

Your London Marathon experience

You’ll start the iconic 26.2 miles in Greenwich Park accompanied by 50,000 other runners. Along the route, you’ll run past the Cutty Sark, over the world-famous Tower Bridge and through the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf. The streets will be lined by spectators, cheering you on as you run towards the Mall for a real hero’s welcome in front of Buckingham Palace.

Team Changing Faces perks

Whether you’re a seasoned or first-time runner, Changing Faces will be with you every step of the way. We offer all our runners a fantastic support package.

  • Fundraising and training support from our dedicated fundraising team
  • Regular Marathon information and updates in the run up to your event
  • A free Changing Faces running vest
  • Loud and proud cheer squads along the course
  • A chance to talk to and connect with other participants
Ella, one of our campaigners, who has a blonde mohawk and is wearing a black t-shirt.

I'm incredibly proud to have run a marathon

For Ella, running has not only helped her build confidence and make friends, it's also helped her to educate people about visible difference.

Read Ella's story

The difference you can make

There are currently an estimated 1.3m children and adults living with a visible difference in the UK and they face multiple challenges. They are vulnerable to isolation, loneliness, social anxiety and low self-esteem. They face staring, harassment, bullying and hate crime.

Many people with a visible difference face multiple levels of discrimination every day and our survey showed that shockingly, 50% said they felt self-conscious or embarrassed about their visible difference and 43% had experienced hostile behaviour.

We’re here to support people affected by visible difference to live the life they choose and free from discrimination. We know it’s possible. Apply for a Changing Faces charity place in the London Marathon and pledge your support for a world where visible difference is respected. Always.

The money you raise can make this possible by providing the confidence, support and the opportunity to thousands of people with a visible difference.

Charity place – Apply to join now

We have a limited number of places, so please tell us why you want to run with Changing Faces and how you plan to raise the £2,500 minimum sponsorship. The more detail the better! We’ll then be in touch to discuss your application. Successful applicants will be sent a payment link to pay the £100 registration fee and secure their place.

Have a ballot place?

If you already have a ballot place in the London Marathon, the good news is you can still run with Changing Faces, we’d love to have you on the team!

You’ll get all the same support as our charity place runners but without a minimum sponsorship pledge. We just ask that you raise as much as you can.

Please email [email protected] to let us know.

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