The most legendary marathon in the world and frequent topper on marathon bucket lists, the London Marathon continues to dominate runner's conversations.
The 2021 London Marathon was an extraordinary event. With 35,914 finishers, it was the largest in-person marathon held anywhere in the world last year and, when combined with the virtual event, the biggest marathon ever staged.
You can join the marathon that everyone dreams of running, and know every step of those 26 miles will be helping young people to live well with epilepsy.
Date: 02 October 2022
Distance: 26.2 miles
Registration Fee: £100
Suggested fundraising target: £2,200
By joining #TeamYoungEpilepsy you will receive continued support to help you cross the finish line and smash your fundraising target.
What support you will receive:
- A Young Epilepsy running vest
- Full support from our dedicated team, including a suggested fundraising plan, fundraising tips and resources
- Training tips
Young Epilepsy - Why do we exist?
Epilepsy can be one of the most frightening and isolating conditions a child can experience. The loss of any sense of safety, trapped in an unpredictable world, not knowing when their next seizure will happen, where it will happen, who will be there and if they’ll be hurt.
Living in this unpredictable world takes its toll on a child’s physical and mental health, as well as impacting their education and social life. And the current COVID-19 pandemic has made things even worse. For many, only through a lifetime of medication can they live seizure free, some need brain surgery, and many of those who are able to control their seizures still live in constant fear of the next one.
Epilepsy is limiting the life chances of thousands of children and without a change in society, will do so for the rest of their lives. We exist to create a society where children and young people with epilepsy are enabled to thrive and fulfil their potential. A society in which their voices are respected, and their ambitions realised.
What do we do?
Children and young people with epilepsy have a right to be heard. We listen, and we work with them to make their lives better. We coordinate research that advances diagnostics and treatments, we campaign for children’s rights to access healthcare and education, and we provide innovative tools, information, and practical support for living everyday life. Children and young people are actively involved in developing all our services, ensuring that young people are at the heart of everything we do.
By purchasing a place in a Young Epilepsy fundraising event, you are agreeing to our Fundraising Terms and Conditions.