Helping people thrive

London Marathon 2018


Join #teamEECF for the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon

Up for a challenge? Run 26.2 miles for East End Community Foundation on Sunday 22nd April 2018 and help hundreds of children and young people to have a fun-packed summer of activities!

Why run for EECF?

Despite the growing opportunities in East London, almost 1 in every 4 children in Tower Hamlets live in income deprived households, affecting young people’s aspirations, attainment and wellbeing.

Through our Isle of Dogs Summer Programme we support fantastic local summer projects for children of all ages including football coaching, street dance activities, drama and dance workshops to help young people to learn new skills and avoid engaging in antisocial behaviour.

The scheme is delivered by a range of local well placed charities and has been running for more than a decade. Your hard work running and fundraising for EECF is essential, as without this crucial funding these programmes would not be able to support as many local children.

Why school holiday activities? 

Taking part in positive activities over the summer can make a real difference; helping develop personal and social skills, reducing the likelihood young people will engage in antisocial behaviour and also helping increase motivation and engagement when they return to school.

By joining our Marathon team you will support hundreds of children and young people to have a fun-packed summer of activities in 2018. The money you raise will be used to give grants to local projects that engage children and young people in the Isle of Dogs and South Poplar area in constructive, interesting and accredited activities over the summer holidays.

In 2016 we supported over 775 local young people. Join our team to enable us to support even more local children in 2018!

How do I apply to run for East End Community Foundation?

Simply fill out an application form and we will be in touch to confirm if you have a place.

Click the link and select “charity” and “apply to run for East End Community Foundation” to fill out an application form today: 

If you are successful in being offered a place, you'll need to pay a registration fee of £50 and commit to raising £1500 (we’ll give you plenty of advice to help you hit your target including a fundraising information pack and charity running vest).

Contact Mariana Ferreira via or phone 020 7345 4445 with any queries or for further infrmation.

I have applied for or have a place in the ballot, can I still apply?

If you are successful in the ballot, you can still be part of our team as an own place runner. Read this for more information: 

CRunCH (The Charity Runners Clearing House) is an agency hired by East End Community Foundation to recruit and manage runners for our Gold Bond Charity Places in the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon. CRunCH is a trading style of Andis Communications Ltd (company registration no: 4660631). You will be taken to their external website to register your interest in taking part in the marathon. Please read the privacy policies available on and 



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