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TCS London Marathon

Run with Team Young Lives on Sunday 27 April 2025

TCS London Marathon

Run with Team Young Lives on Sunday 27 April 2025


We are now accepting applications for the TCS London Marathon 2025. Apply for a charity place with #TeamYoungLives today. If you are successful we will ask you to pay a £100 registration fee to secure your place and we ask that all of our runners raise a minimum of £2,000.

Apply for a charity place


The ballot is opening on Saturday 20 April 2024. If you are lucky enough to secure a ballot place at the 2025 TCS London Marathon, you can still join Team Young Lives. Join with no minimum fundraising target, we simply ask that you raise as much as you can.

Apply for a ballot place

Run with the best team in the world

Clapping, cheering, a firm pat on the back and knowing that whatever happens, you’re in it together. The magic of crossing the London Marathon finish line will stay with you for a lifetime. But it’s the team behind you which helps you get there. And we have a spot on our team waiting for you.  

From specialist fundraising support to the loudest cheering squad and best post-race treatments, Team Young Lives knows how to do the London Marathon properly. We’re proud to have you on our team and we’re committed to giving you the best experience.  

Welcome to Team Young Lives. A community of go-getters, challenge accepters and memory makers. A team where targets are smashed, fun is a priority and every single achievement is celebrated.  

Ready to join us on Sunday 27 April 2025? 

Meet Team Young Lives Runners

London Marathon Team Young Lives Runners

“Running for Young Lives v Cancer is not just about supporting an incredible charity, it is about becoming part of an amazing Team. Having run previously for the charity, I felt compelled to return, as the passion of Young Lives vs Cancer Team is infectious. To be wearing their vest on the big day with their cheer stations and our fellow team runners all supporting each other on the course enhanced my experience. I felt that I was part of something bigger than just the London Marathon (and that is pretty amazing!!) and through that shared experience have made friends for life within the team.  I ran the London Marathon with Young Lives vs Cancer, hoping help change peoples lives. What I didn’t expect was how the experience of being part of the Young Lives Team would change my life!” Simon Perry

“Being part of Team Young Lives is like having a second family who give unwavering and generous support and assurance to each other. Everyone is made to feel welcome and valued. Having been part of the team for 4 years, I’ve made some life long friends and cannot imagine running the marathon for any other charity”. David Yim


Reasons to run for Team Young Lives

The perks

We love our runners, and we want them to have an awesome London marathon experience! Some of the benefits of joining our team are:

  • Our online Event Hub where you can find training plans, useful fundraising tools and injury resolution advice
  • Our closed Facebook group Meet the rest of the 2025 team, share fundraising and training tips and get excited together
  • A personalised running vest and face transfers, so you look awesome and stand out in the crowd
  • The loudest, proudest cheer team along the route to help you smash through ‘the wall’ and get across the finish line
  • A well-deserved massage to get you ready for…
  • The massive post-race party where you can mingle with new friends, swap stories and celebrate how amazing you all are.

The cause

When a child is diagnosed with cancer life becomes full of fear, for them and their family. Fear of treatment, but also of families being torn apart, overwhelming money worries, of having nowhere to turn, no one to talk to.

At Young Lives vs Cancer, we help families find the strength to face whatever cancer throws at them. We provide grants and free accommodation close to hospital to help with spiralling costs. Our care teams are on hand to help families with everything from getting benefits to treatment closer to home. And we lobby the government to make sure they get the support they’re entitled to. Powered by the kindness of our supporters, we’ll face it all together.

Join us at TCS London Marathon 2025 and use your marathon miles to make a difference to young cancer patients. 

Get in touch

If you have any questions or just want to chat about all things London Marathon, get in touch by emailing us at or calling 0300 330 0803