Enter the London Marathon and help us have the biggest team to date!

Event details

Event date: Sunday 27 April 2025

Minimum age: 18

Registration fee: £50

Minimum fundraising target: £2500

Application deadline: Monday 15 July

Apply for a charity place

All applicants will be called for a telephone interview before shortlisting. 

Event information

The TCS London Marathon is the largest annual fundraising event on the planet - runners have raised over £1 billion for good causes since the race began in 1981. Take on the world's greatest marathon to help support families living with Huntington’s.


Why the Huntington’s Disease Association?

Fundraising for the Huntington’s Disease Association and being part of #TeamHDA is rewarding and makes a huge difference to those living with Huntington’s disease – we need your support to keep delivering the life-changing service we offer.


If you are successful in your entry, you will receive:

  • A free sports vest or t-shirt to wear on the day with your name printed on the front.
  • A welcome email and fundraising toolkit from our friendly fundraising team.
  • Support from our dedicated fundraising team to help you reach your target.
  • Exuberant cheers from our amazing volunteers on race day and warmest welcome at our pre-race celebrations where you'll be able to meet the team and other runners.
  • Access to a private Facebook group where you can chat to other runners.


If you get a ballot place?

That’s great news – you can still join #TeamHDA and raise vital funds for our life-changing services. There’s no minimum sponsorship amount, as you have your own place, we just ask that you raise what you can and to help those in the Huntington’s community! Email the team at fundraising@hda.org.uk to let the team know and you will receive a fundraising pack.



Further information can be found on the London Marathon website but here are a few important FAQs!



What are you looking for in a charity place application?

We'll be taking into account your connection to Huntington’s disease and the motivation behind wanting to run the TCS London Marathon for the Huntington’s Disease Association. We will also look at your fundraising goals and your plan to raise money. Key tip: Make sure to be as detailed and imaginative as possible! WE will give our applicants a call for an informal chat to discuss your application.



When do I have to raise the minimum sponsorship for a charity place by?

We would expect you to hit your minimum pledge target six weeks after marathon day. Our Fundraising Team will be there to support you every step of the way with fundraising advice and materials.  If you think you might struggle with the fundraising target, please contact us so we can support you with your fundraising or give you extra time if necessary.



Can I change anything on my charity place application?

If you'd like to make any updates to your charity place application, please email fundraising@hda.org.uk.



What happens if I don't raise the minimum sponsorship for a charity place?

It is incredibly important that each charity place runner meets the minimum sponsorship amount as this helps us raise vital funds for services for people affected by Huntington’s. There is no legal obligation to make up the shortfall but if you don't meet your target it is likely to impact on your chances of gaining an event place with our charity in the future. Please contact us if you require fundraising advice. In some circumstances, it will be possible to have some extra time to meet the fundraising requirement.



Look at some of our inspirational marathon runners from previous London Marathons.


London Marathon  Runners