We’re gearing up for the The London Marathon with RSBC!

Back of a runner at the London Marathon wearing a branded RSBC orange running top

On Sunday, April 21st, 50,000 runners will start the race, one of the six major marathons in the world. Among them will be 70 RSBC team runners – the largest team of runners we’ve ever had.

This iconic sporting event is one of the biggest events held in London generally, and the largest charity challenge event globally. Made up of people from the UK and others who are flying in from all over the world to support us, Team RSBC will take on the challenge and raise funds that will help us to, we provide essential support, guidance, advice and opportunities to visually impaired children and young people and their families.   

These runners have dedicated an incredible amount of time and effort over the last 6 months as they’ve prepared for the marathon, and they’ve been fundraising at the same time. RSBC has been there to provide encouragement and support at every stage, to help make sure that our participants have everything they need to succeed. 

The London Marathon makes a huge impact on charities

All the funds raised by the RSBC runners will make a real difference to the services we’re able to deliver. Our participants directly contribute to empowering the young people we support through programmes and initiatives that enhance their lives and give them the essential resources they need to thrive.  

Running the London Marathon is an experience like no other, and it’s a unique platform that raises awareness and funds for RSBC. As participants conquer 26.2 miles through the iconic streets of the city, they are surrounded by landmarks and the electrifying energy of the crowds. It’s the cheers of the thousands of spectators that help to keep them going forward.  

You don’t need to be a competitor to support RSBC on April 21st! Every year our runners tell us “the crowd carries you over the line”.

On Marathon day, the streets of London will transform into a carnival-like atmosphere. We’d like to invite you be a part of it by joining our RSBC supporters at Mile 23 – just outside our Life Without Limits Centre, near London Bridge. Together, we’ll cheer on the RSBC runners as they tackle the final three miles – after all, their dedication and fundraising efforts deserve all the support we can give them! 

For our London Marathon runners, it isn’t just about crossing the finish line; it’s about making a lasting impact on the lives of vision-impaired children. Help us say a heartfelt “Thank you” to our #TeamRSBC runners, and who are helping blind and partially sighted children to live life without limits. 

To sign up to cheer on our runners on April 21st, or for more information about RSBC, please contact the volunteer team at volunteers@rsbc.org.uk.

We hope you’ll join us to help create a more inclusive and supportive society for everyone.