Starlight superstars raise over £171,000 at London Marathon!

Congratulations to Starlight’s 74 London Marathon runners who conquered 26.2 miles and raised over £171,000 to help us brighten the lives of seriously ill children.

It’s been an honour to have such an inspirational group of people run for us and we want to say a huge thank you for all your hard work, determination and fundraising.

We also want to thank everyone that joined our cheer points, the fantastic masseuses and the wonderful staff at The Rubens Hotel for helping us host our after party.

If you would like to take on an incredible challenge for Starlight, check out our Challenge Pack for ideas.

Thank you so much for yesterday. I was genuinely so sad to go to sleep last night as didn’t want the day to be over – it was honestly incredible from start to finish. Starlight is just the coolest charity and most definitely had the best cheer spots and after race set up!
– Emma, Starlight marathon runner


The marathon training, coupled together with the fundraising aspect, has been truly awesome and a unique life-changing experience.  I’ve been blown away by the support that I have had whilst fundraising – Starlight is obviously such an inspirational charity.  I remember when you told me I had a Starlight place, and I burst into tears – and I’ve spent most of yesterday and today in tears too at everything I’ve accomplished for myself and for Starlight.
– Suzette, Starlight marathon runner


If you’re interested in running the London Marthon for Starlight next year, you can register your interest here.