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2023 London Marathon - what a day!


The 2023 TCS London Marathon took place on Sunday 23rd April. The weather may have been damp, but spirits were high as almost 50,000 runners set off from Greenwich, bound for Westminster.

The London Marathon is THE most important date in our fundraising year. Every year we are awed by the amazing individuals who sign up to run as part of our team, training through the gruelling winter months and giving their all to raise vital funds for neurological research.

Team members have very personal reasons for undertaking this incredible feat, with either they themselves, a family member or close friend impacted by a neurological condition. This spurs them on through hundreds of miles of training runs, and drives their determination to raise truly incredible sums of money.

We were thrilled to have 329 runners participating on behalf of Brain Research UK this year. We are proud of each and every member of the team and so grateful for their incredible fundraising efforts. The funds raised will be put to immediate good use in the funding of new research, to help drive progress towards our aim of helping people with neurological conditions live better, longer.

We are indebted also to the amazing volunteers who braved the cold, wet weather to cheer our runners home. We know how much our runners value the support they receive along the route, and the boost it gives them when they are flagging. Thank you!

Team #BrainResearch you were AMAZING. Thank you! See you next year? 

Join Team #BrainResearch for 2024  

The 2024 London Marathon will take place on Sunday 21st April. The public ballot is currently open and will be closing at 9pm on Friday 28th April.

We would love to hear from you if you are successful in gaining a ballot place and wish to join Team #BrainResearch.

You can also join Team #BrainResearch by applying for one of our charity places.

As part of Team #BrainResearch, you will benefit from being part of an amazing and supportive community, sharing training and fundraising tips, supporting each other through the pain and the doubt, and celebrating the training milestones week by week. Most of all, you will be raising funds for vital research, to help those affected by neurological conditions.  Find out how to apply.