London Marathon | Make-A-Wish
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London Marathon

28 April 2019

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Be a #WishHero in 2019 and take on the London Marathon with us. You'll be running the iconic route amongst other Wish Heroes and you'll receive the full support of the #WishHero Team from the moment you join. Registrations for charity places in this event are now closed. 

Have a ballot place?

If you have a ballot place and are interested in joining the #WishHero Team you can here! You can set your own fundraising target and you'll receive all the support from us listed below.

How we'll support you:

  • A free Make-A-Wish technical running top  
  • Access to our online training hub; for training, injury and nutritional advice
  • Support emails and lots of running tips
  • Digital Fundraising pack, sponsorship forms and all the materials you may require 
  • Dedicated member of the Events Team to help with any queries
  • Loud #WishHero cheer point 
  • #WishHero post-race reception
  • Private Team Facebook group

2018 #WishHero Gabby, tells her story of running the London Marathon and why she ran for Make-A-Wish UK

Gabby’s life turned upside down when her youngest son, Isaac, contracted a very rare strain of e.Coli. He began a three year journey of tests, scans, hospital stays and appointments, including three months in intensive care on a ventilator and dialysis.

Gabby wished for her son to get better, his doctors wished for his body to respond to treatment, but Isaac only wished to play and have fun with his family. Medicine can only go so far, and children's psychological needs stretch beyond this.

Make-A-Wish granted Isaac's wish and sent him to Disneyland Paris, together with all his feeding and medical supplies, for a holiday to overcome the bad memories and explore life beyond his illness.

Following Isaac’s wish in July 2017, Gabby applied for a Make-A-Wish place in the London Marathon because she believes Isaac’s wish changed his life and, in turn, hers. 

Gabby said, "My biggest wish for the marathon is to raise awareness and funds for Make-A-Wish. I think what you do isn't given enough credit. For kids like Isaac these wishes are life-changing"

Gabby ran the London Marathon in April 2018 and, in doing so, lost 4.5 stone, raised an incredible £2225 and importantly got her son back. Gabby hopes her story will inspire you to become a #WishHero and run the London Marathon for Make-A-Wish UK in 2019.

You can apply for a place today and you’ll hear as soon as possible whether you’re on the #WishHero Team.

Gabby's Son's Isaac holding her London Marathon 2018 medal