London Marathon - Charity Entry


Apply to run for the MS Trust in the London Marathon 2025. Take part in this iconic race and know that you are making a difference in the lives of people living with MS.

Find out more about how the application process works, what the MS Trust will do to support you, the impact that you can have and some of our FAQs. To get your London Marathon 2025 journey started, fill out the application form at the bottom of the page!

a MS Trust runner in the London Marathon running towards the camera, smiling with his arms above his head

Apply for a charity place

How it works

  1. You fill in the pledge form below and let us know why you'd like to be part of team MS Trust.
  2. After carefully reviewing the pledges we will be touch with the outcome of your application. We expect to start allocating places in June and please note that as this process takes a bit of time, we may not be in touch for several months after you apply. 
  3. Please note we have a limited amount of places and demand for these are high.

Why run for the MS Trust?

  • We'll send you your own fundraising packs, sponsor forms, running vests - everything we can do to help you maximise your sponsorship.
  • You'll receive a Marathon Training Guide and Schedule, written by a qualified personal trainer, detailing all you need to know on training, nutrition and avoiding injuries. You'll also get a beginners or advanced training schedule.
  • You'll get exclusive access to the GH Training App which is like having your own personal trainer, nutritionist and sports therapist in your pocket!
  • You'll receive weekly email newsletters with up to the minute training advice and fundraising tips.
  • We'll organise pre-marathon get-togethers to give you a chance to meet the rest of the team, and get some top tips for everything from training to event day, from personal trainer Graeme Hilditch.
  • Post-race reception close to the finish line with hot showers, physio, massage, refreshments - somewhere you can meet up with friends and family in comfort.
  • Support from us all at the MS Trust. We believe in the personal touch when it comes to our runners, a member of our fundraising team will be dedicated to our London Marathon team and will be there to support you every step of the way.
  • The satisfaction of knowing that every penny you raise will count for people with MS.

Impact of your fundraising

By supporting the MS Trust, you can make a real impact on the lives of people living with MS. With your help, we provide essential support and resources that aid individuals facing multiple sclerosis from the moment of diagnosis and throughout their journey. Whether its providing vital information during a confusing and overwhelming time or by funding and educating MS health professionals, your support will go a long way in making a positive difference.

The MS Trust works to make sense of MS for the more than 150,000 people living with MS in the UK and their loved ones. Our services are provided free of charge. We receive no government or NHS funding. It's only thanks to the generosity of people like you that we can continue our work. Together, we can make a real difference and ensure that nobody faces MS alone.

Get in touch

For more information about running the London Marathon for the MS Trust, please contact our Fundraising Team

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I find out if I have obtained a MS Trust charity place?

Once your application is submitted, our team will review all applications and get in touch once there is an update on your application. This will most likely be around June 2024.

When do I have to raise the money by?

We know that raising £2000 is a big challenge and that you'll need some time to gain sponsorship from friends and family and to plan events therefore we ask that you have reached your target by 25 July 2025. 

Is there an MS Trust post race reception?

Yes! We host our post-race reception a short walk from the finish line where you will be able to meet with friends and family, enjoy a shower, food and even a massage, and meet some of the MS Trust team. 

How likely am I to gain a place?

The simply answer is that we don't know as each year is different!

Even if you don't get accepted in our first round, it is likely that there will be changes in the team and you might be offered a place later on. Please keep an eye on your emails, and stay in touch so that we know you are still interested in being part of Team MS Trust.

On this page

Application Form

About you

About you

For safeguarding purposes please confirm your age
Your preferred contact address

Your preferred contact address

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About your job

About your job

Does your employer operate a £ for £ matching scheme?
About running for the MS Trust

About running for the MS Trust

What is your running experience level?
Have you entered the public ballot for a place in this London Marathon?
Have you previously held an MS Trust London Marathon place?
Have you fundraised for us before?
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Please give as much information as possible.
Would you prefer an MS Trust running vest or T-shirt?
Would you be interested in attending our pre-marathon events in London?
Your privacy

Your privacy

We will use the details you have entered above to contact you about your application, and should your application be successful, about your London Marathon charity place. By entering your details you agree, that should your application be successful, for your information to be shared with the London Marathon Events Company who will contact you directly to secure your place. Read our Privacy Policy.

Keeping in touch with the MS Trust

 

Keeping in touch with the MS Trust

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Terms and conditions

 

Terms and conditions

This is an application for the MS Trust's London Marathon team and does not guarantee your place on the 2025 team. If offered a London Marathon place by the MS Trust, I will agree to the following conditions…

  1. 1) I accept the challenge to participate in the TCS London Marathon 2025 on behalf of the Multiple Sclerosis Trust, and I pledge to raise a minimum of £2,000 before Gift Aid.
  2. 2) I will be over 18 years of age at the date of the London Marathon 2025, I confirm that to the best of my knowledge my general state of health and fitness is good, and I understand that I am taking part in the London Marathon 2025 at my own risk. If in doubt, please seek medical advice from your GP.
  3. 3) If I cannot participate due to injury or illness I will let the MS Trust know immediately and I am aware charity places cannot be directly deferred/transferred to the following year.
  4. 4) I agree to return all sponsorship money to the MS Trust by 25 July 2025.
  5. 5) I agree to pay a non-refundable registration fee of £50 (including VAT) for my 2025 TCS London Marathon place. (Please let us know if you require a VAT invoice.)
  6. 6) I give the MS Trust permission to pass on my name and email address to London Marathon Events Limited to register me officially onto this event.
  7. 7) I give permission for the MS Trust to use any photographs/videos in which I may appear for publicity purposes - this can include reporting on the event, informing people about the MS Trust, advertising future fundraising events. If you would like to opt out of this, please email fundraising@mstrust.org.uk.
  8. 8)I understand that it is my responsibility to complete my registration on the official London Marathon Events console (which I will receive an email about) by the deadline advised (date tbc).
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