Image shows a runner stood smiling with her thumbs up. She is wearing a blue Retina UK running vest with the 'Retina UK' logo in white on the front. She is also wearing a 2022 London Marathon medal.

2023 TCS London Marathon

  • Date and Time info: 23/04/2023
  • Registration fee: £100
  • Fundraising target: £2000
  • Face-to-face

Join #TeamRetinaUK for the iconic 2023 TCS London Marathon! Soak up the incredible atmosphere as you run from Blackheath to The Mall finish line where you’ll get your very own marathon medal. You’ll pass by Tower Bridge, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace with the world-famous crowds cheering you on with every step!

The London Marathon is a world-famous event, and must-do for all people who enjoy running!

Support for you

Whether you’re a first-time runner or a seasoned pro, we’ll be here to help. As a part of our team you’ll get:

  • Support and guidance from a dedicated member of our team all the way to marathon day.
  • A personalised running vest.
  • Invitation to our exclusive Strava running club where you can chat with #TeamRetinaUK runners and share training tips.
  • Access to our post-race reception with showers, sports massage and hot food.

We know that signing up to fundraise for a TCS London Marathon place may feel a little daunting. Our team will be on hand to help you with your fundraising with lots of ideas to try beyond asking for sponsorship, access to a range of free fundraising materials and expert advice on how to make the most from your ideas. We also know that some of your family and friends won’t sponsor you until race day – we’ll ask you to raise £1,600 three weeks before the race and then you’ll have six weeks after the race to raise the final amount.

Guide runners

Any participant who needs a guide can request a free place for their support runner from the event organisers. The event organisers will need to know the reason that support is required and may ask for written documentation from a medical professional to confirm this. Your guide will receive a finisher’s medal and t-shirt (as well as a Retina UK running vest). If you have any questions about this, please do get in touch with our team.

Run with a charity place

Apply to run with a Retina UK charity place. We carefully review every application, so please make sure to tell us why running with #TeamRetinaUK is important to you and let us know how you’d approach fundraising. If you are successful we will ask for a £100 registration fee and you’ll need to agree to raise a minimum of £2,000.

Get in touch for a 2024 place
“The iconic route, support from the crowd and incredible atmosphere makes the London Marathon one of the greatest sporting events in the world. I was delighted to reach the finish line and had a great sense of achievement that my training had paid off! I’m proud to have been able to raise so much!”
James – #TeamRetinaUK runner

Run with your own place

If you have your own place in the race, we’d love you to join #TeamRetinaUK!

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Any questions?

If you have any questions about joining our team or would like to ask about fundraising for Retina UK, please contact our friendly team on 01280 821334 or email