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London Marathon 2025

Is the London Marathon on your bucket list? Apply to join our team of wildlife warriors taking part in the 2025 race. Or if you have secured a public ballot place and would like to join our team, we would love for you to join us.
Run for wildlife
27th April 2025

About the TCS London Marathon

The London Marathon is one of the most famous marathons around the world. A bucket list event for any runner. With its electric atmosphere and roaring crowd this 26.2 mile race is a breath-taking event. The route major London landmarks, including Big Ben, the London Eye and Tower bridge. Leading to an extraordinary finish outside Buckingham Palace. We hope you can join us on the London Marathon 2025.

Why run for DSWF?

One million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction. Environmental and wildlife protection has never been more important in safeguarding the future of our planet. Our mission is to Fight, Protect and Engage on behalf of endangered wildlife.

We work tirelessly to fund ground-based conservation partners, who operate on the front line in the fight against wildlife crime, protect some of the world’s last wildlife strongholds and engage with local communities to foster a peaceful coexistence with wildlife. Since our Foundation launched in 1984, more than £12.3 million has been granted to direct conservation support.

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species of all animals, plants, and birds are threatened with extinction 


of the world’s wildlife has been wiped out in the last 50 years.


Raised for DSWF wildlife conservation projects

With your help, we can ensure a brighter future for wildlife.

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

Charity Support

You will receive the following support from DSWF if you are successful in your London Marathon 2025 application.

  • Personalised DSWF branded running vest.
  • Fundraising pack full of advice, support, and inspiration.
  • Professional fundraising support with 1-2-1 and team meetings.
  • Team WhatsApp group for motivation, team fundraising and support.
  • On the day support, with cheer points and grandstand viewing opportunities.
David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
Surya Ramachandran

How to apply

  • DSWF charity applications are available here.
  • Applications close on Friday August 2nd 2024.
  • Confirmation for places will be sent out on Friday 16th August.
  • You will hear from us with our decisions regardless of if you were successful or not.


If you apply before August 2nd and have not received an email from us by Monday 19th August, please email Eleanor.eden@davidshepherd.org for confirmation.

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

Registration & Fees

We ask all runners who secure a DSWF place to pledge to raise at least £2,000 (excluding Gift Aid) for DSWF.

Once you secure your place, there is a non-refundable £100 registration fee which covers the cost to DSWF of each bond place.

If you feel you can commit to this target and would like to be considered for a DSWF place in 2025 please fill this form by Friday 2nd August 2024.

Register for London Marathon 2025

To apply for your charity place in the 2025 London Marathon, please fill out the information below.

London Marathon Application Form 2025

London Marathon Application 2025
Do you have any underlying health conditions that may affect your ability to run the London Marathon?
Are you available on Sunday 27th April 2025?
Is your company able to support your fundraising?
Have you taken part in charity fundraising in the past?
Have you signed up to run for other charities in the 2025 London Marathon?
Have you applied to the official ballot?
Contact preferences

Thank you so much for choosing to run for DSWF!

If you have any questions regarding the marathon, please contact eleanor.eden@davidshepherd.org.

All participants will hear back from us whether they have been successful or unsuccessful  on Friday August 16th 2024.

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