Good luck to our London Marathon runners

22nd April 2017

We’d like to wish everyone taking on the London Marathon for us (and their vast team of supporters and travelling companions) the very best of luck for the event on Sunday 23 April. We’ll be there cheering you on and our fingers are crossed that you get the conditions you need to enable you to put in your strongest performance

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We’ll have 85 runners pounding the streets of the capital on the day.

Look out for the bright orange running tops and T-shirts in the mass of runners whether you’re there in person or watching from the comfort of your home on TV.

Cheering point

If you are going along why not join fellow Meningitis Now supporters at our cheering point at mile 23, just outside the Walrus and Carpenter pub in Monument Street? This is a great spot to give them that extra bit of encouragement to help them over the last 3.2 miles of the 26.2 mile course.

Emily Millington, our Events Manager, said: “We really appreciate everything all our runners are doing for us and wish them the best of luck on marathon day. We’ll be looking after them once they’ve completed the course with some well-deserved pampering at our post-race reception. They should be proud of their efforts, which we hope this year will raise £200,000 and make such a huge difference to our work, rebuilding futures torn apart by meningitis. Thank you too to the many supporters who have volunteered to come along and support them on the day.”

No Way!

If you’re reaction to a marathon is ‘No Way!’ then, never fear,  we may have just the event for you – the No Way Marathon , an innovative non-event fundraiser. This is the brainchild of one of our marathon runners, Katherine Bellenie, and is just the thing for everyone who wouldn’t consider taking on the real marathon challenge. This alternative non-event gives those who sign up, or their pets, their own running number and medal and the opportunity to support our lifesaving and life-changing work from the comfort of their own sofas.

But, if watching the marathon inspires you to be just a bit more active next year then, again, we can help. We’ve opened up our places for the 2018 event, so if you want to give it a go please sign up for the London Marathon 2018