I Need a Charity Place

Every year thousands of runners enter the London Marathon via a guaranteed charity entry.

If you’re a runner who’s looking to get a place in the 2016 race via a guaranteed charity entry, check out the charity listings below to find out more.

  • Barnardo's

    Contact Maddie on 020 8498 7091

    Run with us and help the most disadvantaged children in the UK. We believe in the abused, vulnerable, and neglected. Take up our challenge - help turn their lives around.

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  • The Children's Society

    Contact Michael Winehouse on 020 7841 4558

    We uncover realities, expose injustice and address hard truths and work hand in hand with children to fight for change. And we directly support disadvantaged children to change their own stories and have better lives.

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  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

    Contact Luan Roberts on 0207 713 2032

    JDRF is the type 1 diabetes charity, improving lives until we find the cure. We fund research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes.

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  • Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer

    Contact the Events team on 020 7749 4114

    We fund the best research, bringing together the brightest minds, and share knowledge to produce better, quicker results to overcome breast cancer in our lifetime. Join Team Campaign today!

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  • Worldwide Cancer Research

    Contact The Events Team on 01334 468544

    We fund research into any type of cancer, anywhere in the world. To realise our vision of no life cut short by cancer the research can never stop. Join our team today to keep it going.

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  • VICTA - Visually Impaired Children Taking Action

    Contact Julie Ring on 01908 672163

    VICTA supports blind and partially sighted children by providing: Grants for special equipment like speech enabled computers, sensory toys and Braillers. Family weekends, to share experiences and meet other blind children and their families. Youth weeks/weekends providing living skills, educational advice, social skills and activities.

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  • Leukaemia CARE

    Contact the Events Team on 01905 755977

    Leukaemia CARE is committed to providing vital care and support to everybody whose lives have been affected by blood cancers.

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  • Royal National Institute of Blind People

    Contact Events Team on 0845 345 0054

    Every day another 100 people will start to lose their sight. Your support helps us rebuild lives devastated by sight loss. Join Team RNIB today!

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  • WellChild

    Contact Steve on 0845 458 8171

    WellChild is the national charity for sick children. We help children - and their families - who are seriously ill or who have complex health conditions through our programmes of Care, Support and Research.

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  • The Children's Trust

    Contact Bryony on 01737 365018

    Run with the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury.

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  • CLIC Sargent - Caring for Children with Cancer

    Contact Running Team on 0845 602 4770

    Every day ­ten children hear "it's cancer". Only one charity cares every step of the way: CLIC Sargent. Today we can only help two out of three families who need us. That’s why we need you to run for us.

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  • Mind

    Contact Events Team on 0871 872 1144

    Take a positive step for mental health, run for Mind

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  • Bone Cancer Research Trust

    Contact Kate or Holly on 0113 258 5934

    Primary bone cancer mainly affects children, teenagers and young adults. Our aim is to improve outcomes for those people through Research, Awareness, Information and Support. Join us in making a difference!

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  • Starlight Children's Foundation

    Contact Gabbi Ray on 020 7262 2881

    Create hope for seriously and terminally ill children by granting them a magical wish. Lift the spirits of all sick children in hospitals and hospices. Join Starlight’s Team.

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  • Phabkids

    Contact Madeleine on 01572 823332

    Phab is a national charity, we inspire and support children and adults with and without disabilities to make more of life together

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  • Macmillan Cancer Support

    Contact The Events Team on 0207 8407878

    Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. We provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. Cancer affects us all. We can all help. We are Macmillan.

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  • Scope

    Contact The Events Team on 020 7619 7272

    Every ten minutes a child is diagnosed as disabled. Use your next ten minutes to choose us. Choose Scope to run for and support disabled children, adults and their families. We will cheer, scream and whoop you over the finish line!

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  • Children with Cancer UK

    Contact Emily or Stephanie on 020 7404 0808

    Children with Cancer UK is the leading national charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer. Our aim is to determine the causes, find cures and provide care for children with cancer.

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  • Anthony Nolan

    Contact The Events Team on 0303 303 3000

    Leukaemia, lymphoma, blood cancers – we can cure them all. Join us and save the lives of thousands of people in desperate need of bone marrow transplants.

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  • Oxfam

    Contact running events team on 0300 200 1244

    Oxfam works with others to overcome poverty and suffering. Run for Oxfam and make a lasting difference to the lives of some of the world's poorest people.

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  • Shelter

    Contact the Running Events Team on 0344 515 1190

    We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own

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  • Breast Cancer Care

    Contact Sarah or Kate on 0845 092 0804

    Breast Cancer Care is the only UK-wide charity providing specialist support and tailored information for anyone affected by breast cancer. Our clinical expertise and emotional support network help many thousands of people find a way to live with, through and beyond breast cancer.

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  • Prostate Cancer UK

    Contact The Sporting Events team on 0203 310 7034

    Join Men United and run alongside everyone who believes men are worth fighting for. By doing something great together, you’ll help beat prostate cancer, the disease that kills one man every hour in the UK.

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  • The Outward Bound Trust

    Contact Events Team on 020 3301 6481

    The Outward Bound Trust is an educational charity that provides bursaries to disadvantaged young people so they can learn about themselves and see what they might truly be capable of achieving in life

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  • Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer

    Contact The Events Team on 08080 100 200

    Breakthrough Breast Cancer is a pioneering charity dedicated to saving lives and changing futures, through research, campaigning and education - removing the fear of breast cancer for good.

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  • Cancer Research UK

    Contact The Events Team on 0871 641 2403

    Cancer Research UK is the world's leading charity dedicated to research on the causes, treatment and prevention of cancer..

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  • NSPCC

    Contact Events Team on 0844 892 1119

    We are leading the fight against child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. We help children who’ve been abused to rebuild their lives, we protect children at risk, and we find the best ways of preventing child abuse from ever happening. Run for Team NSPCC, because every step, every mile, will help keep every child safe.

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  • Hospice UK

    Contact Nicola Seager on 020 7520 8243

    We champion and support more than 200 hospices across the UK, so that they can deliver the highest quality of care to people with life limiting or terminal conditions.

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  • Whizz-Kidz

    Contact The Events Team on 020 7233 9696

    Whizz-Kidz gives disabled children the independence to enjoy an active childhood at home, at school and at play. Use the most active day of your life to get a disabled child moving.

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  • Sense – for deafblind people

    Contact The Events Team on 0300 330 9257

    If 95% of what we learn comes through our sight and hearing, can you imagine the life of a child who is deaf AND blind? Help Sense help a deafblind child

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  • British Heart Foundation

    Contact Heart Runners Support Team on 0844 477 1181

    Beating heart disease together. Join the Heart Runners team and help the BHF to win the race against the UK's biggest killer.

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  • Sue Ryder

    Contact The Events Team on 0207 554 5958

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  • Get Kids Going

    Contact The Team on 0207 481 8110

    Giving disabled children and young people the opportunity of participating in sport.

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  • Stroke Association

    Contact The Events Team on 020 7940 1359

    The Stroke Association are working for a world where there are fewer strokes and all those touched by stroke get the help they need.

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  • SPARKS

    Contact Matt Buck on 020 7091 7769

    Every day 70 babies are born in the UK with a life-threatening condition or an illness that will affect them and their families for life. Sparks aims to reduce this statistic so that all children have the chance to live a healthy, active life.

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  • Arthritis Research UK

    Contact Sports Events Team on 0300 790 0402

    Arthritis Research UK is leading the fight against arthritis. We are the biggest funder of research into the cause, treatment and cure of all forms of arthritis in the UK.

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  • National Autistic Society

    Contact The Events Team on 020 7923 5719

    We are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism. Our work relies on your support, so please get involved or donate today.

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  • Samaritans

    Contact the Running Events Team on 020 8394 8357

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  • Meningitis Now

    Contact the Events Team on 0845 120 4530

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  • Mencap

    Contact Running Events Team on 020 7696 6929

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  • Brain Research Trust

    Contact Lucinda Kerr on 020 7492 0392

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  • Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research

    Contact sports team on 020 7269 9001

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  • Micro & Anophthalmic Children’s Society (MACS)

    Contact Kaja on 07734 954976

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  • Parkinson's UK

    Contact the Events Team on 020 7932 1314

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  • St John Ambulance

    Contact Sabina on 0207 324 4168

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  • Marie Curie

    Contact London Events on 0845 052 4184

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  • Cystic Fibrosis Trust

    Contact Events Team on 0300 373 1100

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  • Asthma UK

    Contact Tim Ridgewell on 0800 121 6255

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  • Action Medical Research

    Contact Gemma Rooke on 01403 210406

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  • Sense – for deafblind people

    Contact The Events Team on 0300 330 9257

    If 95% of what we learn comes through our sight and hearing, can you imagine the life of a child who is deaf AND blind? Help Sense help a deafblind child

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  • Epilepsy Society

    Contact Katrina Gerity on 01494 601 414

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  • Shooting Star Chase

    Contact The Events Team on 01932 823118

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  • Alzheimer's Society

    Contact Contact The Events Team on 0330 333 0804

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  • The Institute of Cancer Research

    Contact Judith Spevock on 020 7153 5307

    Help us to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

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  • Unicef UK

    Contact Michelle Chan on 020 7375 6033

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  • Refuge

    Contact Fundraising Team on 020 7395 7713

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  • The Prince's Trust

    Contact The Active Events Team on 020 7543 1370

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  • WaterAid

    Contact Lauren on 020 7793 2232

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  • Guide Dogs

    Contact The Events Team on 0845 600 6787

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  • Young Epilepsy

    Contact Chloe Edwards on 01342 832243

    Every penny you raise and mile you run means we can continue creating better futures for children and young people living with epilepsy. Your involvement is essential to us and the work we do in supporting these young lives and their families across the UK.

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  • The Lullaby Trust

    Contact Anna Thomas on 020 7802 3210

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  • Multiple Sclerosis Trust

    Contact The Events Team on 01462 476700

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  • British Lung Foundation

    Contact The Events Team on 020 7078 7912

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  • Crimestoppers

    Contact Lucy Williams on 020 8835 3747

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  • Orchid - Fighting Male Cancer

    Contact The Events Team on 0203 4657 293

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  • Age UK

    Contact Events Team on 0203 033 1725

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  • Sense – for deafblind people

    Contact The Events Team on 0300 330 9257

    If 95% of what we learn comes through our sight and hearing, can you imagine the life of a child who is deaf AND blind? Help Sense help a deafblind child

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  • Terrence Higgins Trust

    Contact Sarah Austin on 020 7812 1665

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  • Amnesty International

    Contact The Events Team on 020 7033 1651

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  • Spinal Research

    Contact The Team on 01483 898 786

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  • PSP Association

    Contact Stephanie Steward on 01327 356132

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  • Tommy's, the baby charity - Saving babies' lives

    Contact Devina Ganas on 020 7398 3453

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  • British Red Cross

    Contact the Events Team on 0844 412 2877

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  • National Osteoporosis Society

    Contact Tom Lacey on 01761 473104

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  • Mental Health Foundation

    Contact Heather Lacey on 020 7803 1123

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  • Arthritis Care

    Contact Kate on 020 7380 6553

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  • Children in Crisis

    Contact Georgina on 020 7627 1040

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  • Caudwell Children

    Contact Challenges Team on 01782 600435

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  • The Royal British Legion

    Contact the Team on 020 3207 2268

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  • The Neurofibromatosis Association (NfA)

    Contact The Association on 020 8439 1234

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  • Brain and Spine Foundation

    Contact Katherine Hannah on 020 7793 5913

    helping people affected by brain and spine conditions

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  • Target Ovarian Cancer

    Contact Georgina Bawden on 020 7923 5474

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  • RFU Injured Players Foundation

    Contact Ian Jenkinson on 07921 066011

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  • Concern Worldwide

    Contact Lisa Wilson on 0800 032 4001

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  • MS-UK

    Contact Abi on 01206 226500

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