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London Marathon 2023

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Apply for a charity place

You can be a part of Team #BrainResearch 2023 TCS London Marathon Team by either securing a place through the Public Ballot, or by running on one of our Charity Places.

Why run for us?

We want to give you the best possible marathon experience – so you have a marathon to remember whilst helping to raise funds for vital neurological research.

We support our amazing team of runners with:

  • a special Team #BrainResearch Training and Fundraising Pack
  • opportunities to meet and train with the rest of the team in the marathon lead-up
  • access to expert training advice
  • fundraising support from our dedicated team of fundraisers
  • regular emails to keep you motivated and informed
  • a specially commissioned Brain Research UK Running Vest
  • cheer-points along the course for family and friends
  • post-race reception with refreshments on Race Day!

How to get a place in the Marathon

Through the organiser’s Public Ballot

The official 2023 TCS London Marathon ballot will open in the autumn of 2022. Results will be announced later in 2022. Visit the London Marathon website for up to date information on how to enter.

If you are successful in the Public Ballot, you can join our team straight away, running on your own place. If unsuccessful in the ballot, you can apply for a charity place, see below.

Apply for a Brain Research UK charity place

We have charity places in the 2023 TCS London Marathon. To apply, please complete our application form early so we know you are interested!

If you've applied through the Public Ballot, you don't need to wait until you know the outcome, the sooner you get in touch, the better!

We will consider a range of factors when allocating our places, including personal reasons for taking part, fundraising targets and the date that you applied.

Apply for a charity place

Contact us

Please get in touch if you'd like to talk to us about any aspect of the London Marathon by emailing  or calling 020 7404 9982