London Marathon

Join over 40,000 participants and run the world’s most iconic marathon through the streets of this amazing capital city.

What is it like to run the London Marathon for the UKTS?

Six amazing runners ran the London Marathon 2019 to help us in the fight against thalassaemia. 

Why join Team UKTS?

All our runners receive:

        • An official running vest with iron-on letters to spell out your name
        • An invite to our dedicated Team UKTS Facebook Group
        • Regular emails to keep you updated on the London Marathon
        • Your friends and family can join us on the various cheering points we’ll have along the route to help keep you motivated on the day.
Apply for a guaranteed place

We are given a certain amount of charity places for those who want to run and raise money for us, however we are currently SOLD OUT of charity places on Team UKTS for the 2020 London Marathon. You can still register your interest and we will get in touch should any spaces become available. Register your interest today by emailing us on

 Already have your London Marathon place?

Well done if you’ve secured your own place in the ballot for the London Marathon 2020. We’d love it if you used your place to run for us. There is no minimum sponsorship target, just aim to raise as much as you can. You’ll get all the same brilliant support as our charity place runners and you’d be helping us in the fight against thalassaemia!

Last year’s 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon Route Map

See where we are located throughout race day. From a pre-race team photo at the start, cheer points along the course and our post-race reception near the finish line.

Download the route map (PDF, 403kb)

Contact us

If you have any questions about applying for the London Marathon 2020, or you’d like to know how to apply to join us with your own place, please don’t hesitate to contact our Events Team on 0208 882 0011 or email

Please note that this event is not organised by United Kingdom Thalassaemia Society.

Help the UKTS by sponsoring the runners

Julien Mourrut & Ward Stepman

Ward and myself will run next year the London Marathon for a charity. The purpose is to collect funds for research with the ultimate objective to find a therapy to cure the Thallassaemia disease.
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Sabah Bandoui

UKTS is a fantastic charity run by patients and family of patients. It is involved in helping those with this genetic blood disorder as well as their families, in helping improve their quality of lives and well as aiding much needed research in this disorder.
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