A Target Ovarian Cancer supporting taking part in the TCS London Marathon

TCS London Marathon

Find out how you can take part in the world-famous TCS London Marathon as part of Team Target.

Take part in the world-famous TCS London Marathon in 2024 as part of Team Target. This iconic race draws big-name athletes and charity fundraisers alike. Taking in the best of the capital, the atmosphere can't be beaten, with crowds of spectators cheering you on along the way!  

How to join Team Target

Applications for our charity places have now closed. But, if you were lucky enough to get your own place in the TCS London Marathon ballot (results will be released on 6 July!) we would love for you to join our team! You'll receieve all the same support a our charity place runners. 

Just let us know you'd like to join our team by emailing us at [email protected] or calling us on 020 7923 5474. For this option there’s no minimum sponsorship, but we hope you’ll raise as much as you can!

Let us know you've got your own ballot place!

What you can expect from us

  • A fundraising guide filled with help, advice and top tips to increase your sponsorship.

  • Support from a member of the fundraising team, to help you every step of the way.

  • Free fundraising materials to help you raise awareness of your challenge and the charity.

  • A Target Ovarian Cancer running vest.

  • Team meet-up opportunities ahead of Race Day. 

  • A dedicated cheer point on the day!

We'll offer you the same high level of support whether you join us with a charity place or with your own place.

Frequently asked questions

When will I hear back about my London Marathon 2024 application?

We aim to contact you within ten working days of receiving your application, and will be finalising our team in June. We appreciate your patience and look forward to discussing your application further. If you have any questions, you can always contact us at [email protected].

How will you support me in the lead-up to Race Day?

We want to make sure that you can feel included in a community of runners taking part in this challenge together for a common goal to raise funds and awareness to help women affected by ovarian cancer. 
You will have access to online communities such as Strava and WhatsApp to connect with your fellow runners. We’ll also provide you with bespoke support in the lead-up to Race Day, including regular email newsletters and fundraising resources to help you reach your target.

What happens if I can’t reach the £3,000 sponsorship target?

Our dedicated Events Team is here to support you every step of the way with fundraising ideas and materials to send out. 
Ultimately, your support ensures that we can continue helping women affected by ovarian cancer. Therefore, we would recommend all applicants to think about their past fundraising history and ideas to reach the £3,000 sponsorship target.

What happens if I get injured and can no longer take part?

Before submitting your application, we ask that you are reasonably sure that you will be able to safely train for the marathon. Please consult with your doctor if you have any doubt. 
If you find that you are not able to take part in the London Marathon, please let us know before Monday 26th June 2023 to discuss next steps. This is to ensure that we can fill all our charity places before the deadline and maximise funds raised to support women affected by ovarian cancer. 

I have a place in the London Marathon ballot. Can I still join the team?

Yes! We would absolutely love for you to be part of Team Target on your own place secured independently of the charity. You will receive all the same support as a charity place runner. Simply get in touch with us at [email protected] to register your interest.

If you have any queries, please contact us at [email protected].


A Target Ovarian Cancer runner taking part in the TCS London Marathon
I like to think Mum would be proud. She'd have laughed at me if I told her I was running a marathon – I wasn't very active before! My whole fundraising experience has been amazing; I've been so well supported by so many people.