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TCS London Marathon

Run the prestigious London Marathon with #TeamFarmAfrica!

The London Marathon is one of the best races in the world for both the experienced runner and the beginner! This iconic race sees the capital city come together and create an unbeatable atmosphere, supporting thousands of runners as they push themselves to their limits while raising money for charity. With a route that runs past Royal Parks, Parliament and finishes in-front of Buckingham Palace, it's never less than breath-taking.


How to join #TeamFarmAfrica in 2025...

Apply for a charity place for 2025

The TCS London Marathon is on Sunday 27 April 2025. We carefully review each application we receive, so make sure to tell us why supporting Farm Africa is so important to you and how you plan to raise awareness and fundraise.

Tips to make your application stand out!

  • Farm Africa will be celebrating their 40th birthday in 2025 - can you involve the number 40 in your fundraising plan?
  • Showcase your networks! Think about your company connections as well as personal - it's not just about fundraising it is about raising awareness too!
  • Can you get a team together?
  • Are you willing to run in fancy dress? Sunflower anyone?!
Open to running in another marathon?? 

If you'd like to have a guaranteed place in a marathon we have charity places in the Barcelona, Paris, Edinburgh and Amsterdam marathons that you can register and run for straight away without waiting for an application to be approved!

Click here to browse other marathon events!


Enter the 2025 ballot

The 2025 TCS London Marathon ballot has now closed - results will be announced in July 2024.

If you are one of the lucky ones to win the ballot or receive a place through a running club (or even deferred your entry from 2024) we would be delighted to have you join Team Farm Africa!

You will receive the same support from our dedicated events team as those runners with a charity place, rather than a set fundraising target, we ask you to raise as much as you possibly can! Get in touch and share the good news:


I can’t believe I actually did it. I’m not the sportiest of people so to run a marathon is remarkable. It wasn’t the fastest of times but I really didn’t mind about the time, I just wanted to finish. I had so much support along the way, which was fantastic!

Henry, virtual London Marathon runner 2020


How we'll help you 

We'll support you every step of the way. You'll receive:

  • Your very own named Farm Africa breathable running top
  • Fundraising materials, support and advice
  • Training tips
  • Publicity support
  • A post-race reception with massages and refreshments
  • Cheering materials for your local community to wave as you pass them by!

Join #TeamFarmAfrica and help us empower Africa’s rural farmers to grow more, sell more and sell for more. Thank you so much for your support.


Cheer Point volunteers needed!

Join the action on race day and become a member of our cheer squad! Dance with London African Drumming, meet Farm Africa staff and help us spot our Farm Africa runners for the camera. The atmosphere from the side lines is second to none and is certainly a day to remember!

Join the cheer squad



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