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London Marathon

Due to phenomenal demand, we have sold all of our places for the 2017 London Marathon. Thank you to those who have signed up to run this iconic, 26 mile race, in aid of St Oswald’s! 

If you would like to be added to our waiting list in case a place becomes available, please email susanhollyman@stoswaldsuk.org with you name, address and contact number/email. 

We are also taking sign-ups for the 2018 London Marathon, please contact us using the details above to enquire.


A challenge which needs no introduction!

Established back in 1981, the London Marathon is one of the top six international marathons, hosted globally each year, and currently holds the world record for the largest annual fundraising event. Over the years it has raised over £450million for charity. This year, could you add to that total?

Starting out at three separate sights across Blackheath, the course converges around 3 miles in. This is a spectacular course showcasing some of London’s greatest sights and tourist attractions including; the Old Royal Naval College, Tower Bridge, Canary Wharfe, the London Eye, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. You have all this to take in before reaching the finish line which lies at The Mall alongside St James’s Park. The final section of the course was used as part of the London 2012 Olympic marathon course so this is no small challenge.

This iconic event attracts professional and amateur athletes from across the globe. The course has changed little since the race began and is now engrained in British history. So if ever there was a time to lace up those trainers and get involved it is today!

How to Sign Up

To sign up please visit the London Marathon Website and complete your registration. Once your booking is confirmed please complete our registration form to secure your place with us or call us on 0191 246 9123. Our fundraising team is here to help, from training plans to fundraising ideas we have it all right here for you. 

Gold Challenge Sponsorship

For Gold challenges, we ask that you raise a minimum sponsorship of £1500 towards our work with North East families. We can help you every step of the way, just make sure you have filled in our registration form so we can contact you about your fantastic challenge.

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updated: 3rd January 2016