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TCS London Marathon 2025

Join #TeamRNID 2025

Get in early for next year’s race and apply to join our team!

Do you have what it takes to complete the world’s biggest and most iconic marathon?

Lace up those trainers and support people who are deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus by joining #TeamRNID in the TCS London Marathon!

About the route

The 26.2 mile course starts in Blackheath and follows the River Thames past many of the capital’s famous landmarks, before finishing at The Mall.

When Sunday 27 April 2025

Where London

Run for RNID!

Apply for one of our charity places today. The money you raise will help us campaign for an inclusive society, connect people to practical advice and to pioneer new treatments for hearing loss and tinnitus.

By joining #TeamRNID we ask you to pay a £50 registration fee and raise £2,000 minimum sponsorship. We’ll be on hand to give you plenty of support to reach your target.

“As someone with hearing loss I have a personal connection to RNID. I know the importance of research to fund innovative technologies. I had a hearing aid and now have a cochlear implant and it’s made a huge difference to my ability to hear. I ran the marathon …to raise awareness and hopefully encourage people to support the charity.”

– Helen, 2024 runner. Read how #TeamRNID2024 smashed it!

TCS London Marathon ballot 2025

The ballot for the London Marathon 2025 is open from 20-26 April 2024. If you win a place, we’d love to welcome you to #TeamRNID! Get in touch with Liz to enquire.

Find out more about the ballot in the FAQs.

Why you should join #TeamRNID

We’ll make sure you have a great experience by:

  • connecting you with our online community
  • providing you with a welcome pack full of fundraising ideas and tips for training
  • sharing regular updates on the race and what your fundraising is achieving at RNID
  • sending you a branded RNID running top
  • supporting you on the day with three lively cheer points on route
  • inviting you to our post race reception to celebrate your achievement!

Prepare for your race

London Marathon FAQs

Below are our most frequently asked questions about running for RNID at the London Marathon. Still have questions? We’re here to help. Get in touch with Liz!

What is a ballot place, and how do I get one?

The London Marathon ballot is like a lottery. Unlike regular London Marathon participants, ballot winners receive a running place without having to meet a minimum sponsorship target. A limited number of people are randomly chosen.

To get a ballot place for 2025, you need to enter the ballot that opens on Saturday 20 April 2024. It’s only open for a week. If you’re chosen, you’ll have a limited amount of time to pay and secure your spot.

Ballot place runners can still choose to run for a charity, and we’d love for you to join #TeamRNID if you have a ballot place! You won’t have a minimum target and will still get all the perks of being supported by our team.

What happens after I apply for a place with you?

Once you’ve filled in your application, Liz will review it and get in touch with any questions.

We really want to know why you’ve chosen to support RNID and how you think you’ll raise the £2000 minimum sponsorship, so please give us as much detail as possible. For example, have you run a marathon before? Will you organising any small events to reach your target? Does your company offer matched sponsorship?

How do I set up a fundraising page with RNID?

The easiest way to set up a fundraising page is on JustGiving! All your donations will come straight to us. All you need to do is personalise your page with a photo and your reason for running, and send it to your family and friends.

You can find a guide to setting up an effective Just Giving page in our ‘How to Get Sponsored’ link above.

What support do runners receive from RNID?

Once you have secured a place with #TeamRNID you’ll receive emails with plenty of information on how to maximise your fundraising and reach your training goals.

We’ll send you a branded RNID vest for you to train and run in. On the day you’ll have three lively cheer points from our team to spur you on before a celebratory post race reception, with us, your family and friends.

I am Deafblind/deaf/have hearing loss/tinnitus: can I take part?

Yes, of course! The London Marathon is an inclusive event. If you are visually impaired or feel that your hearing loss means that you need support on the day, you can apply for a free place.

You’ll need to contact the London Marathon events team directly and outline your request and your reasons for needing support. You can contact them at [email protected] for more information.

What happens if I get injured?

Our main priority is you. We don’t want anyone to run if they are at risk of injuring themselves. If you are injured in the lead up to the event we can have a discussion about deferring your place to the following year.

How much do I need to fundraise to run for RNID?

We ask that runners taking one of our charity places raise a minimum of £2000 to support the work of RNID. We will work with you to put together a fundraising plan that suits your needs and are always on hand to answer any queries, questions or concerns you may have about reaching your target.

London Marathon T&Cs

By signing up to an event with RNID, you agree to our terms and conditions of registration. Please read these before you register.

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