London Marathon 2024

Run for wildlife on the London Marathon 2024

Sunday 21st April 2024

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 2024.

Why run for David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (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. With your help, we can ensure a brighter future for wildlife.

“Doing the London Marathon was always a livelong goal of mine, but to be able to do the marathon while raising funds for a charity like the DSWF made it even better. The conservational impact that DSWF have across both Africa and Asia in protecting wildlife definitely inspired me to keep pushing during those long training runs. The team at DSWF were amazing to work with throughout the build up to the big day. The DSWF running squad were supported every step of the way in all elements of the marathon from training tips, on the day advice and even effective ways to raise funds.  It was a great day, with a great team for a great cause!” – Mark Pedrick, 2023 Finisher

Charity Support:

  • 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.

Charity Registration

DSWF charity applictions for 2024 are now closed. If you would like to be added to the waiting list or register your interest for 2025 please email us at [email protected]

Registeration fee: £100

Fundraising requirement upon succesful application: £2000

Ballot Runners

If you secure your own place in the London Marathon 2024 and would like to support us, we would love to have you join our team of wildlife warriors! Please get in touch on [email protected] / 01483 272323.

Start fundraising today!