London Marathon 2018

Learn how to enter the marathon ballot - and what happens if you're chosen to support us

Join our London Marathon cheer squad

As seven awesome runners take to the streets of London to raise money for Girlguiding, we need you to help us cheer them on.

You can join us in person at Canary Wharf or from wherever you are by downloading our ‘Go Team Girlguiding’ sign and sending us a picture. Email [email protected] for your cheering pack today.

Thinking about running for Team Girlguiding in the London Marathon?

Applications for the 2018 London Marathon have now closed. Check back here soon for more information on joining us in 2019.


Where: London

Registration fee: £100

Minimum sponsorship: £1900

Who can apply?

You don't have to be a member of Girlguiding to be part our London Marathon team. However because of the physical activity you will need to have some experience of running. It's important to train before the event too - the London Marathon website has lots of tips and plans for both beginners and seasoned pros.

Guiding is so important to today's girls. Building confidence, living life and experiencing situations that give life-long memories. Friendships made through Girlguiding are "forever friendships". It was my pleasure to run the marathon to ensure the next generation of girls get life lessons in the most enjoyable way possible - Tracey, Marathon Runner

Applications for the 2018 London Marathon have now closed. Check back for news on places for 2019.

How will I reach my target?

If you are lucky enough to get a place, our dedicated fundraising team will help you get to your goal with tailored fundraising support. We'll also provide you with an exclusive running vest and a cheering pack.

Won a ballot place for 2018?

If you have already secured a ballot place, you can still raise money for Girlguiding. Email us on [email protected] and we'll send you a supporter pack and running vest.