23 April 2017
As a fundraising event, there is no race in the world that comes close to the London Marathon.
A record number of people took part in the 26.2 mile course from Blackheath to The Mall last year.
The race starts in Greenwich Park and runners head east through Charlton and Woolwich for three miles.
The route then turns west, passing the Cutty Sark after seven miles.
Participants cross the River Thames at Tower Bridge where the route then loops around the east end of London, past Canary Wharf in the London Docklands.
The course then heads back west along the Highway and the Embankment to Parliament Square and Birdcage Walk.
The final corner turns in front of Buckingham Palace before runners cross the finish line in St James’ Park.
If you are lucky enough to have your own place to run in the London Marathon 2016 we'd love you to be part of our Imperial College Healthcare Charity team. As an own place runner there is no minimum fundraising target, but you will still receive our fundraising pack. Simply contact Lauren Levy on 0203 3312 5694 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be supporting you every step of the way to make sure you reach your fundraising target. We will send you our fundraising pack containing sponsorship forms, information about setting up an online fundraising page and a free running vest.