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The London Marathon needs no introduction. Cheering crowds, iconic landmarks and a finish on the Mall makes this the greatest marathon in the world!

Our charity places for the London Marathon, taking place on Sunday 4 October 2021, are now full – but if you have a ballot place and want to run to help children thrive we would love to hear from you. Get in touch with our friendly team today to make your London Marathon count for children around the world.

Why run with Team Plan?

We'll be there to support you every step of the way. Run with us and you’ll receive:

  • a Plan International UK technical running top to train in and a vest to wear on the day
  • access to our professional training plans
  • fantastic support in the run up and on the day from Team Plan.

Anything you're not sure about? Take a look at our London Marathon frequently asked questions >

A runner with her London Marathon medal

What our runners say

Jen was inspired to take up running by her mum and decided to run her first ever marathon with Team Plan because of her daughter.

I hated the idea that if my daughter had been born in another country she could have faced inequality. I joined Team Plan because I wanted to raise money to help girls.

Through bake sales, a netball tournament and sponsorship Jen raised an incredible £2,375 to support young people worldwide. 

Run with us and transform lives

"I want my future to be better. I don’t want to drop out of school. I want to be an example to other girls in my village."

Manju was just one of thousands of girls whose education was interrupted when earthquakes devastated Nepal, collapsing 35,000 classrooms.

We have built 282 temporary learning centres to allow children like Manju to continue their education. Manju is determined to make the most of this opportunity.