Beating the heat at the 2018 London Marathon

Congratulations to Starlight’s 57 London Marathon runners who conquered 26.2 miles and raised over £110,000 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 Bagel Factory UK for the delicious snacks 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 our Sports and Challenges page or feel free to contact our Sports and Challenges team at

The support from the charity yesterday was phenomenal, just the boost from going past both cheer points, knowing it was you guys and your charity that I was doing it for, really overwhelmed me with emotion at a few points yesterday but gave me that little extra push I needed. I’m so happy I picked to represent Starlight and am thrilled to think of the difference the money I’ve managed to raise will make, it has made every step and the fact I’m struggling to walk today, extremely worth it. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much to you and the rest of the Starlight team, it’s been an absolute honour. 
– Rhianne, Starlight marathon runner