Harry Judd running in the London Marathon 2024

McFly’s Harry Judd calls on runners to enter ballot to run a marathon in aid of The Children’s Trust

Published on: 25/04/24



On Sunday the musician joined 48 amazing runners who all completed the 2024 TCS London Marathon to support children and young people with brain injury.

It is the second marathon for Harry, who is an ambassador for The Children’s Trust and completed his race in an impressive 3 hours and 23 minutes.

Being interviewed throughout didn’t seem to deter Harry as he told the BBC’s Gabby Logan the mid-race chats had spurred him on even faster than his training plan goals. 

I’d encourage anyone to run for The Children’s Trust! I’ve been lucky enough to meet some very special children who have been helped by the charity, and this is a cause which is incredibly close to me and my wife, Izzy.  

Harry Judd

Get the detail

When: Sunday 27 April 2025, London  

Where: Distance: 26.2 miles

Why: Push yourself further than you ever thought you would go – for children with brain injury

Apply for a ballot place

The ballot for the 2025 TCS London Marathon closed at 9pm on Friday 26 April 2024. If you missed entering the ballot, take a look at other ways to take part.

The Children's Trust have guaranteed places available on our team, to register your expression of interest contact our Events team by emailing sports@thechildrenstrust.org.uk

Join our squad

Marathon training not quite your style? Run, cycle, swim, skydive, walk, get muddy or take part in a virtual activity. We have a cracking selection of events you can get involved in or - if you fancy something different - simply pick your own sporting event and get sponsored for The Children’s Trust.

Take on a new challenge

Why run for The Children’s Trust?

Every year 40,000 children in the UK are left with a brain injury as a result of an accident or illness.

They may no longer be able to walk, talk, stand, sit, or feed themselves – sometimes all these abilities.

I ran to repay the truly amazing team who performed miracles for my grandson, Hubert, after he experienced a brain injury.

 Ro, who ran the London Landmarks Half Marathon

At The Children’s Trust we help children rebuild as many of their skills as possible, as well as the confidence and self-esteem which is so vital to their recovery journey.  

With the support of people like you, our specialist teams of nurses, teachers, physiotherapists, and many more, can be there for children across the UK.

If you have any questions about applying for a ballot place in the TCS London Marathon in aid of The Children’s Trust, please contact events@thechildrenstrust.org.uk 

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