Runner at London Marathon

TCS London Marathon 2022 

Date: 2nd October 2022 
Registration fee: £50 
Fundraising target: £2,500 
Location: London 

It’s been confirmed; for the third year running the TCS London Marathon will be held in October in 2022.

Join #TeamDementiaUK and run the world’s most iconic marathon through the streets of the UK’s amazing capital city.

Applications for 2022 have closed but you can apply for 2023, secure a place in the Virtual TCS London Marathon, or tell us if you have secured your own place by using the buttons below.

Run with us and help raise vital funds so our dementia specialist Admiral Nurses can provide life-changing support to families facing dementia. If you have any questions, please get in touch 

When joining #TeamDementiaUK  you’ll receive: 
  • dedicated support from me, Will
  • a fundraising guide with advice, hints, and tips
  • fundraising materials including collection buckets, posters, balloons and more
  • membership of our exclusive Facebook group where you can share top training and fundraising tips
  • training plans to help you prepare
  • access to the training hub, with videos, articles and weekly countdowns covering everything you need
  • a branded Dementia UK running vest and personalised iron-on name
  • an amazing race day experience, with cheerers along the course and a post-race reception to celebrate your incredible achievement with drinks, snacks and free sports massage
Volunteer with us on the day!

Roles vary from making as much noise as possible at a cheer point to making hard-earned cups of tea for runners post event. We’ll provide you with a Dementia UK t-shirt and all you need to bring on the day is your enthusiasm! Please fill in our short volunteer form and we will be in touch with more details.

Top tips for fundraising success

Every penny you raise from your event will help our dementia specialist Admiral Nurses provide a lifeline to more families facing dementia – and we’re here to support you every step of the way. 

Fundraising ideas 

Organising another fundraising activity alongside your main challenge will help you smash your goal. Here are some ideas: 

  • host a quiz 
  • arrange a raffle 
  • hold a sweepstake on how long your challenge will take, or the distance you’ll achieve 
  • organise a bake sale at home, at work or in your community 
  • create a sponsored playlist, where supporters donate to add their choice of song 

Your fundraising welcome pack 

Once you’ve signed up for your challenge, we’ll send you a fundraising welcome pack that’s full of advice on how to meet – and beat – your target.  

JustGiving  

Setting up a JustGiving page is a great way to fundraise online. Share your link with family, friends and colleagues, and watch the donations roll in.  

You can use JustGiving to explain why you’re taking on your challenge for Dementia UK, keep track of how much you’ve raised, and even share your training progress using Strava so your supporters can see how well you’re doing. The more you update and share your JustGiving page, the more donations you’ll receive. 

Gift Aid 

If your supporters are UK taxpayers and their donation is voluntary (not proceeds of a sale), we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 donated – at no extra cost to them. Make sure they fill in the Gift Aid form in your fundraising pack or tick the correct boxes if they’re donating online. 

Sending in your donations 

If you’re fundraising through JustGiving, the donations will automatically come to us. If you’ve got cash to pay in, you can do this online, by phone, by bank transfer or by post. 

Click here to find out how to pay in your donations.  

Chris LittleJohn, who ran the London Marathon for Dementia UK

To anyone thinking of running for Dementia UK next year, I say do it. If you haven’t been affected by dementia, there’s a good chance that at some point in your life you will be, so whatever amount we can raise will help now and in in the future

Terms and conditions

We ask that all charity place participants read and agree to our terms and conditions. Please read them here.

Chris LittleJohn, Dementia UK runner