London Marathon

Join #TeamAcorns at the TCS London Marathon!

2nd October 2022

The London Marathon is one of the most well-known races in the world and you have the opportunity to take on this huge challenge and to support Acorns Children’s Hospice.

Hundreds of thousands of spectators line the streets creating an incredible atmosphere. You will pass some of London’s most iconic landmarks and be joined by 40,000 runners attempting the 26.2 mile distance.

Public Ballot / Secure your own place

The 2022 TCS London Marathon ballot is now closed, with results expected to be announced in February 2022.

If you are lucky enough to secure a ballot place in the 2022 TCS London Marathon, and would like to run on behalf of Acorns Children’s Hospice, please let us know so that we can be on hand to help and support you between now and race day. You can email or call 01564 825037.

Acorns charity places

If you were not lucky enough to receive a place in the ballot the great news is you can still apply for one of our limited Gold Bond charity places in the 2022 London Marathon!

If you wish to apply for the 2022 London Marathon please email our events team at and we will get in touch with an application form.

Please note that Acorns charity places are extremely limited and are subject to a minimum fundraising target.

Making every day count for local children
We can only continue providing care, support, fun and laughter for local life limited and life threatened children with your support.

Did you know? £200 could pay for two families to have an overnight stay in one our hospices. This could be the first time a child stays with us, or it could be at end of life. What’s certain is that you are helping families enjoy the precious time they have together and create lasting memories.

Kick-start your fundraising

We’re here to support you all the way!

When you join #TeamAcorns you will get:

  • An Acorns running vest
  • Bespoke support from our specialist events team to help with your training and fundraising
  • Access to our private London Marathon Facebook Group where you can get to know your fellow runners, share hints and tips with each other, and lots more!
  • An invitation to our exclusive pre-race event
  • Cheer squad materials for those travelling to London to support you on the day

You will also get an amazing feeling from knowing that you are making a real difference to local children! Here are some simple ways to give your fundraising a boost. If you need more support we’d be happy to help. Just get in touch at

2 October 2022 9:00 am
2 October 2022
Acorns Events Team