Virtual TCS London Marathon

Join Team Macmillan and be part of the TCS Virtual London Marathon in 2022! Take on 26.2 miles in 24 hours anywhere in the world. Take it on solo or as part of a team, you can make this marathon yours!
2 October 2022
London 

To join the team as a charity place runner, there is a £10 registration fee and £250 fundraising target

Marathon
You can take part if you are 18 or over 

About This Event

An amazing day, running for an awesome charity, thanks for the support along the route!

Why Should I Join Team Macmillan?

FAQ

  • I have been successful in London Marathon ballot after already registering as a Macmillan charity place runner. What shall I do?
    If you have found out, you have been successful in the ballot after securing a London Marathon charity place with Macmillan we ask that you use your ballot place and we will refund you the £100 registration fee. Please can you email running@macmillan.org.uk to inform us of the change.
  • I have been successful in London Marathon ballot and want to join Team Macmillan as an own place runner?
    Fantastic! We would love for you to join Team Macmillan for the 2022 event. Please do sign up via our own place form on our website. There is no minimum fundraising target and we ask that you raise as much as you can to support people living with cancer.
  • I have been unsuccessful in the London Marathon ballot and want to apply for a charity place with Macmillan.
    Applications for our charity places are still open. Please do complete the apply for a charity place form on our website. If successful in securing a place there is a registration fee of £100 and the minimum sponsorship is £2,500. Places will be awarded based on your motivation for choosing Macmillan and how you will raise the minimum sponsorship. Registration fee will not be taken unless the supporter is successful.
  • When will I find out about my charity place application?
    We will be allocating place up until June 2022.
  • What is the difference between a charity place and a own place?
    A charity place is a place issued by Macmillan Cancer Support and a ballot place is allocated by London Marathon Events.
  • What is a charity place token?
    This is a short online process you need to link your charity place and personal details with event organiser, London Marathon Events. You will receive this information via email between April and July in 2022.
  • How long will it take for my fundraising pack/running top to arrive?
    Your digital fundraising pack and kit are sent out shortly after signing up. If you do not receive your fundraising pack or kit three weeks after you place has been confirmed with us then please contact with us by emailing running@macmillan.org.uk.
  • Does Macmillan have a post-race reception?
    Yes, we do! Invitations will be sent via email in August 2022 to all Macmillan runners. This is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate your marathon achievement you’re your family and friends. Runners will be allowed to bring two guests along on the day.
  • Will Macmillan have cheer points on the course?
    Yes! We have 9 cheer points around the course. We'll be at Greenwich, Rotherhithe, Shadwell, Limehouse, Canary Wharf, Monument, Blackfriars and Embankement.
  • Where to watch the London Marathon?

    If you're not running the marathon (or you have supporters that want to catch a glimpse of you as you speed along) there are many great spots along the route to cheer people on. We have our own Macmillan cheer points and the London Marathon is incredibly supported the whole length of the route. 

    There are some amazing places along the route where crowds are generally bigger so if it's atmosphere you're after then spectating from the Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge and The Mall are often top spots. If your main focus is on making sure you see a loved one running then you might want to opt for slightly less busy spots (generally south of the river - apart from near the start at Greenwich Park and the Cutty Sark).

    Wherever, you decide to watch from the key is to make sure you arrive nice and early so you don't risk having to fight the crowds. Public transport will also be very busy on the day so you will want to take that into consideration as well.

    For those who want to watch but can't travel into London, the marathon will be televised by national and international broadcasters.

  • How long is the London Marathon?

    The London Marathon course has a total length of 26.2 miles (42.195 kilometres) and we'll be there along the way to cheer you on. For a long time the standard marathon distance was run over closer to 25 miles but at the 1908 London Olympics it was lengthened to today's 26.2 miles. 

    The reason for this changes is allegedly that Queen Alexandra requested that the race start on the lawn of Windsor Castle and finish in front of the royal box at the Olympic stadium. So if you hit the dreaded wall during that last little bit then you have someone to blame!

  • Who is sponsoring the London Marathon 2022?
    Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) are the new title partner of the London Marathon taking over from Virgin Money, with a six-year partnership covering the 2022 to 2027 London Marathons
  • How can I contact you?
    Please call 0300 1000 200 or email running@macmillan.org.uk.

Your Impact

Money raised in 2021

In 2021 runners of the Virtual London Marathon raised an astonishing £136,000

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How the money helps

£120,000 means that we can fund a Macmillan Nurse for over two years

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Online community

£12,500 means we can keep our Online Community running for a month

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