The 2022 TSC London Marathon is taking place on Sunday 2 October, with a record 50,000 participants running on the streets of the capital, from Blackheath to The Mall.
The world-famous London Marathon route has remained largely unchanged since the inaugural race in 1981 and encompasses many of the capital’s most mesmerising landmarks, old and new.
You can find our runners’ fundraising pages below: Click their images to donate.
“I have had the privilege of working for Racing Welfare for over six years now, delivering the frontline services they provide to the racing industry. It blows my mind every time I think about the help and support that it is available to everyone who works in the horseracing industry. If I can add just a little money to the pot that allows them to carry on their amazing work, I will not only have achieved my goal to support them but I will have achieved a personal target to complete a marathon before I am 40 years old.”
I have worked for Godolphin for 23 years with a total of 35 years in racing. I started running during lockdown and when the opportunity came to run in the London Marathon I jumped at it. I thought Racing Welfare would be a fitting charity to support, they do fantastic work for people who currently work in racing and those that have now retired. Any support you are able to show would be greatly appreciated and help me dig deep in October.
I have always enjoyed running as a hobby and to keep myself fit for my other sports, so last year I set myself a challenge to run a half marathon, in which I did in August in Solihull. I enjoyed the challenge and it felt so rewarding. So this made me apply for the London marathon when I saw the opportunity to be a part of the team for Racing Welfare, as I thought it could be my next challenge and a great opportunity to raise not only money but awareness for such a unique and valuable charity.
On Sunday 2nd October I’m running the London marathon (something that’s on my bucket list) for racing welfare a fantastic charity that helps so many people in stud & the racing industry. As someone that suffered and still does with depression I know personally how important it is that people get the right help.
I am in training for the TCS London Marathon on Sunday 2nd October 2022 raising funds to support Racing Welfare.
Racing Welfare is the only charity that supports all people who work in racing – stud, stable and support staff; from their recruitment right through to retirement and beyond. Their support is available to everyone working in the Thoroughbred and Arab racing industries, including point-to-point racing.
In May 2019 Tim Jones, Simon’s 17 year old son took his own life. Simon is running the London Marathon so Racing Welfare can continue to deliver the excellent range of support, welfare and pastoral care thousands of people – Please support our marathon attempt – and please support Racing Welfare.
Racing Welfare are doing some tremendous work delivering their mental health programme. A programme that will support the people who are so important to our sport – the stable staff, stud staff, farriers, racecourse staff and everyone else whose input is so important in making horseracing function.
I spoke to one lady recently about just one example of the amazing work that Racing Welfare do- organizing buses for the elderly in and around Malton taking them to race days and allowing them access to regular socialization and fun. It’s a charity for the racing community, not just jockeys, not just stable staff, but for everyone. It melted my heart, how lovely that this women’s mother’s highlight is going racing and what a wonderful charity to allow that to happen.