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Join Team Cats for the marathon of marathons!

  • 20 Apr 2025
  • London
  • £50 registration fee
  • £2000 sponsorship commitment

We have been overwhelmed by the incredible volume and quality of applications for next years marathon. While we work through them we have closed the application process temporarily. We would love to have you as part of our team so do check out our other running events here.

This famous 26.2 mile race is the biggest marathon in the world and the 40,000 places sell out every year.

The route has remained largely unchanged in 40 years and takes in many of the capital's landmarks including The Shard, Tower Bridge and of course The Mall.

Ready to tick the London Marathon off your bucket-list? Join our team and your miles will make a real difference to the cats and kittens that need our help.

How much do I have to raise?

For this prestigious marathon there is a registration fee of £50 which is payable after the ballot announcement and we ask for a minimum sponsorship commitment of £2,000.

Every £150 you raise could provide a full health check for a cat including blood tests, neutering, microchipping and vaccinations, or each £500 could pay for a caesarean operation and recovery of a cat in need.

Your full sponsorship amount is almost enough to feed all the cats in a small centre for a whole year! 

How can I sign up for the event?

We have a limited number of 'Golden Bond' places and therefore ask you to complete an application form. We'll carefully review your application before Cats Protection places are allocated.

Already got your own ballot place? 

Join our team of Cat Champions to get a Cats Protection running vest, then simply set up a fundraising page and raise whatever you can to help the cats and kittens.

I've got my own place!

I couldn’t even run between two lampposts when I first started but I suddenly thought to myself, why not? I decided to set myself that challenge and push myself to the limit to see what I was capable of. I really embraced the experience and enjoyed it. What a life changing experience from start to finish!


Leanne, London Marathon completer, 2021

How we will support you with your challenge

We'll be with you every step of the way from sign up to the finish line! When you join Team Cats, you’ll get a first-class experience including:

  • Dedicated support from our Events team, who will answer any questions and share their personal experiences of challenge events
  • A brilliant fundraising pack containing resources, information, tips and ideas, and sponsorship forms
  • Free branded top to wear with pride during training and on race day
  • Practical fundraising support
  • Access to our community of Cat Champions, where you’ll connect with other cat lovers, exchange ideas, tips, and advice
  • Motivation from a support crew of fellow cat lovers who believe in you and stand beside you as you hit your goals
  • Stories about the cats you’re helping
  • The biggest cheers on the day! 
How we're helping cats near you

Teams at our 34 centres and around 210 branches work tirelessly to help abandoned, unwanted and neglected cats but they couldn't do it without your support.

You're able to nominate any local Cats Protection branch or centre to receive 100% of the money you raise from your challenge, helping the cats in your chosen area.

I've got a query - how can I get in touch?

If you have questions, please call our Events team on 01825 741 960 or email

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