Join Team RBL at the TCS London Marathon in 2025.
Whether this is a new ambition or you’re a regular marathoner we’d love to have you on our team. Each year around 50,000 runners take on this world-famous event and cross the finish line to cheers outside Buckingham Palace.
Our places for the 2024 event are now full so get a head start on applying for 2025, or take on another run for us in 2024. Full list of runs are here.
We’ll support you all the way to the finish line with fundraising tips, training advice and celebrations on the day.
Your place on Team RBL will include:
Training plans to help you hit your target time
An exclusive virtual training event with a qualified personal trainer
A personalised technical running top
The loudest cheers on the day from our enthusiastic team
Exclusive goody bag packed with gifts
Ballot places Team RBL?
Got a ballot place and want to join Team RBL in 2024?
We’d love to have you on our team. If you’ve been successful in securing a place through the TCS London Marathon 2024 ballot you can still run and fundraise for us. You’ll receive exactly the same support as our charity place runners and can choose your own fundraising target.
Why Team RBL?
By taking part and raising funds it will help us provide support for the Armed Forces community. We help ensure that those who have served are not disadvantaged because of the sacrifices they have made.
What is the cost?
We’re asking you to pay a registration fee of £120 and fundraise £2,000 to support the Armed Forces community.
How your support helps
What if the event is postponed?
We follow government guidelines and put the health and safety of our participants, staff and beneficiaries first and foremost. If it is necessary to postpone an event we will be in touch to offer a choice of transfer or refund. Full details are in our Terms and Conditions.
Please contact 0345 845 1945 if you’d like to know more about all we are doing.
When will I find out if I have received a charity place in the TCS London Marathon?
The Royal British Legion will be assigning places on a rolling basis and will let everyone know if they’ve been successful.
When will I receive my official race day information?
The final instructions magazine will be posted to you around four weeks before the event day. For the most up-to-date information, please do keep an eye on their website.
When will I receive my race number and timing chip?
You will need to collect your marathon pack from the TCS London Marathon EXPO on either the Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday before the marathon. Please refer to the London Marathon website for timings closer to the event day.
All runners must attend the London Marathon Expo in order to collect their running number and timing chip. Failure to collect your race number will result in you unfortunately being unable to take part.
What's in my pack?
- Event running number
- Timing chip for your trainers
- Bag for the baggage drop with stickers for your bag.
What happens during race registration?
You’ll be required to show a form of photo identification in order to receive your event pack. If you’re unable to attend registration and wish to send a friend or relative to collect your event pack on your behalf, they must bring a form of photo identification for themselves and you as well as a signed letter of authorisation from you confirming that they can collect your event pack.
Where do I start the race?
What will I receive as part of Team RBL?
As part of the team you’ll receive:
- Regular emails with fundraising support and advice to help you smash your target
- Training guides
- On-the-day support from our dedicated Events Team
- A Team Legion running vest with personalised iron on letters
- 1-2-1 support from our fundraising team
When will I receive my Royal British Legion running vest?
What if I need to update my personal details?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, date of birth, telephone number, old address and new address. Your address details will then be changed in their system and a confirmation will be emailed to you when this has been done. Please do not call the helpdesk with changes of address as these can only be processed by email.
What should I do about travel and accommodation?
It goes without saying that it’s worth booking your accommodation sooner rather than later. Think about whether you want an easy journey to the starting zone (Greenwich Park) or if you want a shorter journey at the end (staying near the finish line in Central London).