Running the London Marathon for a charity is an amazing experience and something well worth training for. When it comes to charity races, the London Marathon is up there with the biggest in the world, with a whole host of charities taking part. London Marathon charity places bring a guaranteed entry to the race and so are understandably extremely popular (to gain a place in the ballot is very tricky!). The London Marathon charities that are directly associated with the race are listed on their website, but you can run for a charity of your choice – we would love it if you ran for Alder Hey Children’s Charity! To find all about how you can gain a London Marathon charity entry and experience of running the London Marathon for charity, please visit our run for charity page. Good luck!