Challenge Event

London Marathon 2022

Join Team WellChild for the 2022 London Marathon.

October 2, 2022, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

WellChild London Marathon Runner

Join us for the 2022 London Marathon. Our amazing support, cheer points, running top, team camaraderie and fantastic post race reception make us one of the top teams. Support WellChild today and make a huge difference to seriously ill children in the UK.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact Mel the Challenge Events Manager on 01242 548 761 or email

1. WellChild London Marathon Kit

FREE gear including a team running vest.

2. First Class Support

Training plans, fundraising tips, advice, merchandise and support from the WellChild Events Team. We have an online coach to help you reach the start line. Not to mention WellChild supporters cheering for you along the route.

3. Exclusive Discounts

15% discount at Cotswold Outdoor & Runners Need stores for WellChild runners.

4. Post race celebration

Unwind and relax with a post race leg massage, food and drink at our end of race party.

Call Mel on 01242 548761 or email if you have questions.

There are usually around 37,000 runners that take part in this race. The WellChild team has usually around 160 runners so you are bound to see one of them as you’re running the course!

Yes, the minimum age requirement is 18 years of age or above on the day of the race.

Over 125,000 people apply for a ballot place direct through the official London Marathon website If you have been successful they will inform you in October.

It is best to apply for a ballot place as well as doing so through WellChild. Applications to join our team start on London Marathon race day and you will then be informed if you have a place by June. Although we allocate places before the ballot if you are successful in the main ballot you can still join our team, raise sponsorship and benefit from all the advantages of running for us. To apply for a WellChild Guaranteed place complete the application form.

Pledge to raise £1,600 in sponsorship (not including Gift Aid). If you have secured your own place there is no set target and we just ask you to raise as much as you can.

Join the team and you’ll receive your training and fundraising pack that gives you loads of advice. In addition you will receive regular enewsletter updates, technical running vest, fundraising materials, post race reception with food/drink and professional leg massage. You will also benefit from our cheer points around the course who will encourage you to the finish line. The WellChild Challenge Events Manager Mel will also be on hand to give you any advice and is on the other end of the phone to prepare you for your big day!

You’ll need to train hard as marathon running is no easy challenge! You need to be able to complete the course in under six and half hours.

If you are injured before the challenge and need to withdraw please contact the Challenge Events department at WellChild as soon as possible. If you are injured on the day of the race organises will have adequate first aid cover.

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If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact Mel the Challenge Events Manager on 01242 548 761 or email


Please read the following Terms & Conditions of Entry carefully

  1. If you have secured your own place directly through the organiser there is no set fundraising target but we ask you to please endeavour to raise as much as possible.
  2. All funds raised in the name of WellChild must be paid to WellChild. You have a legal responsibility to ensure that all sponsorship monies/donations received by you for the Event are paid to WellChild promptly after the Event takes place (preferably within four weeks of the Event taking place).
  3. Should you have to withdraw, for whatever reason, please let us know as soon as possible in writing. Payments or donations made by you or through your online fundraising page will be returned should you or your sponsors wish. All sponsorship forms must be returned to WellChild, and we suggest that you ask any sponsors whose donations have already been collected whether they are happy for their donation to remain with the charity. Should any of your sponsors not wish their donation to remain with the charity, you must return that donation to them if you have not passed this onto the charity. If the charity is in possession of the donation you should inform us so that the donation can be refunded.
  4. You must be the required age or above on the day that the Event (18 years old).
  5. All participants enter the Event entirely at their own risk and the organisers shall not be liable for any injury or loss that participants suffer as a result of taking part in the event, except where an injury or loss results from the negligence or omissions of the organisers.
  6. By entering the Event you confirm that you are aware of the risks involved and the degree of fitness required to take part and agree that you are physically capable of competing in the Event. You are advised to consult your doctor if in any doubt prior to undertaking any exercise programme or running event. You undertake and agree to inform WellChild and/or the Organiser of any change in your medical condition from the date of registration up to and until the start of the Event. Participants aged 65 years or over, or who have a pre-existing medical condition, may be required to provide a doctor’s certificate stating they have a suitable level of fitness to participate in the Event.
  7. All training plans, hints and tips information are provided in good faith and it is recommended that all participants consult a doctor before embarking on any program of physical activity.
  8. Personal liability, medical, belongings/equipment or personal accident insurance is not provided by WellChild. You are advised to obtain such insurance yourself if required.
  9. All participants are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner during their participation in the event.
  10. If at any time it is discovered that any participant should have been ineligible to participate in the Event (or if participation in the Event should have been refused for any reason whatsoever) the Organisers reserve the right to disqualify from/refuse entry to such participant to the Event.
  11. Itineraries, schedule and other arrangement changes may occur, which are beyond the control of WellChild or the Organisers.
  12. During the course of the Event you must fully comply with the instructions of the Organisers, safety teams, guides, emergency services and/or marshals.
  13. By taking part in an event, you confirm that you are happy for your name and any footage or photographs taken during your participation in the Event to be used by the organisers and/or WellChild to publicise and organise events, and by WellChild generally in promoting the work of the charity. This may include brochures, posters, leaflets, display boards, website and any other such appropriate materials.
  14. If your personal details (address, contact number etc.) change after you have submitted your application you must notify us immediately. All personal information will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
  15. By participating in the Event you agree to the terms and conditions above and the following disclaimer ‘I declare I will abide by the age limits set for the event and will abide by all rules and instructions. I declare that I will not compete in the event unless I am medically fit to do so and that, in any event, I will compete at my own risk. I accept that the organisers, sponsors, partners, marshals will not be liable for any loss, damage, action, claim, costs or expenses, which may arise in consequence of my participation of the event, unless caused by their negligence or omission.

Join WellChild’s 2022 London Marathon team today!

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London Marathon Cheerpoint
London Marathon Runner
London Marathon Cheerpoint