London Marathon charity places

Run the London Marathon for charity in 2022. Applications for our charity places in the 2022 London Marathon are now closed! Join Team Demelza for the greatest marathon in the World on Sunday 2 October 2022.

Applications are now closed for Demelza places but if you have your own place then please let us know by clicking the button below. 

Event Key Details
Sunday 2 October 2022 - 07:00 to 17:00
London
Registration Fee £50, Minimum Sponsorship £2000
Please note that at least 60% of your fundraising needs to be with Demelza 10 weeks before the marathon.

Run the London Marathon for charity

£100,000 raised by Team Demelza at the London Marathon 2021

The 2021 London Marathon saw a fantastic sum raised by #TeamDemelza, with a final sum in excess of £100,000!

The marathon is not for the faint-hearted, but we promise, nothing compares to the feeling you get when you cross the famous finish line at the Mall by Buckingham Palace, knowing that you have made a real difference to the lives of the children we support and their loved ones.

Kudos to all of the 39 Demelza runners who completed the course – thank you, you are all incredible!

A woman wearing a Demelza running vest, holds her hands in the air, smiling as she runs in the London Marathon.

Event FAQs

London Marathon places are allocated using an application process. The Events Team review all applications once the application process has closed.

If, once you have submitted your application, you would like to add anything then you will need to email us to let us know on eventbookings@demelza.org.uk.

If you are successful, you will receive a phone call from the Events Team shortly after this date and will be invited to formally register. 


Yes – If you have your own place in the London Marathon, we would be delighted if you were able to join #TeamDemelza and raise funds for your local children's hospice. Contact the Events Team on eventbookings@demelza.org.uk to find out more. 


All Demelza runners will receive:

- Dedicated support from the Events Team to help with all of your fundraising queries

- A Dotty Demelza running vest to make you stand out from the crowd

- An opportunity to visit either the Kent or South East London hospice to see where your fundraising goes 


Costs (if application is successful)
Registration fee: £50.00 
Minimum fundraising: £2000.00* (not including gift aid)

*Please note that a portion of your fundraising will need to be received prior to the event. This information will be available when you are offered a Demelza Place. 

When fundraising, we would advise that you set up a JustGiving page. It is the most effective way for you to fundraise! If you have any questions about this, please get in touch. 

The difference you could make by fundraising for Demelza

£50 could pay for a cast of a child’s hand or foot for a family to treasure forever. 

£100 could pay for a support group of a child with a serious or terminal condition or a member of their family.

£200 could cover the average cost of a family going through the referral process to access vital care and support from Demelza.

£840 could cover the cost of a child or young person’s overnight stay at one of our children’s hospices.

£2000 could pay for a TIZ music festival for young people supported by Demelza and their families.

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