Marathon training

Tips, guides, and advice to support you on your Marathon journey.

Training guides Making every mile and #everystep count

Our weekly articles from our expert running partners, Full Potential, will help you answer all of the questions you have about preparing for the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon. 

We're with you every step of the way, so together, we can be there for every child.

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Getting started

Our expert running coaches, Full Potential, share their top tips to start your marathon training programme


What you can do - Do your own fundraising

There are lots of easy ways you can raise money to keep children safe from abuse and we're here to help you every step of the way.


1-2-1 training support

Our expert running coaches Full Potential are offering personalised marathon training plans to all of our amazing runners. Whether you're a beginner, or an experienced runner, they can help.

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Get in touch

If you have any fundraising questions or concerns, we'll be happy to help. Call our helpful Marathon team on 020 3772 9720 or email

Helping you on your journey


Our Childline service offers help and support to thousands of children and young people whenever they need us. 
Read about Childline

Got your own place?

If you've already got your place for 2017, we'd love you to join our team.

There's no minimum fundraising target, just have fun and raise as much as you can.

Join our team

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Look out for updates, helpful tips and motivation from your fellow NSPCC runners.

Meet your fellow team mates