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Published on 23 April 2024

We’re still in awe of our incredible group of changemakers who completed the London Marathon on Sunday 21 April.

We spent the day cheering on our incredible team of runners, who's decision to sign up for one of our London Marathon charity places allowed them to showcase their sheer determination, compassion, and drive to make a difference.

We’re so proud of Team Christian Aid and all they overcame, and we couldn’t be more grateful that they took on this challenge to support us - all in the name of a fairer and more just world

Thank you to all our supporters who showed up to cheer on the team - the energy was electric! 

Meet some of our runners

This year’s team was made up of so many phenomenal runners, like the inspirational Dave, who completed the London Marathon at 76-years-young, and Richard, a seasoned Christian Aid fundraiser who finally took the leap to tackle a full marathon.

Feeling inspired?

Apply up to join Team Christian Aid at the 2025 London Marathon now.

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Oliver Pearce running the London Marathon 2024 for Christian Aid.
Oliver Pearce running the London Marathon 2024 for Christian Aid.

Neither a natural runner or fundraiser, I found that the kindness of friends in sponsoring me and encouraging me spurred me to venture out on training runs on cold, dark and damp days. And knowing that I was training to run for such a worthwhile cause really sustained me when the legs started to ache.

- Oliver, 2024 runner for Christian Aid.
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Oliver Pearce running the London Marathon 2024 for Christian Aid.

By marathon day, I was determined to repay the faith shown in me and to channel the vital work of Christian Aid as I pounded the London streets, carried along on a great tide of goodwill. It was wonderful to finish and join the Christian Aid team, heartened that I had contributed a little to raising the profile of our great work and thankful for all the support I'd received from Christian Aid, sponsors and well-wishers.

- Oliver, 2024 runner for Christian Aid.

I was delighted to be able to make a contribution to Christian Aid to help towards the amazing work that you do. The experience of marathon day was beyond any expectation, I had such a brilliant time. The support from the crowds kept me going without a thought about the mileage, part of me didn't want to get to the finish line as I did not want the experience to end!

- Rebecca, 2024 runner for Christian Aid.
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Rebecca, one of our 2024 London Marathon runners, after receiving her medal. Credit: Christian Aid
Rebecca, one of our 2024 London Marathon runners, after receiving her medal.
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Richard, who ran for Christian Aid at the London Marathon 2024, holding his medal.

I’d have run for Christian Aid either way – through the ballot, or happily now through Christian Aid’s slots. It’s been great having the goal of raising funds for a great cause with a supportive and engaged Christian Aid team there to help.

- Richard, 2024 runner for Christian Aid.
Feeling inspired?

Apply up to join Team Christian Aid at the 2025 London Marathon now.

Considering a London Marathon charity place?

For those contemplating following in Oliver, Rebecca or Richard's footsteps and running for Christian Aid at next year's London Marathon, their message is clear: seize the opportunity.

It's an experience that goes above personal achievement, changing the lives of not only those involved, but those who receive life-altering support from the funds raised.

All it takes is a £100 registration fee, and you're on your way to changing the world.

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