London Marathon runners have raised £37,135,746 on the JustGiving platform so far, representing a 43% year-on-year rise.
Last year saw £25,939,401 donated the day after the Marathon.
This year, donations reached £2,076,572 via marathon runners’ JustGiving fundraising pages on the day of the race alone, nearly double that of last year’s race (£1,118,924), with over 1,700 different charities benefitting from London Marathon fundraising via JustGiving. The total is still rising as runners collect more donations following the event.
Over 21,000 JustGiving pages were created to fundraise for the London Marathon this year, with each page raising an average £1,600.
This year’s top three marathon fundraisers on JustGiving are:
Hassan and Yoyo, who have raised £116,431 for Hope for HH UK which raises funds for research into Hypothalamic Hamartoma, a type of brain tumour that Hassan and Yoyo’s daughter, Lucy, was born with and has lived with for 16 years.Team Rick, a group of nine runners, who have raised £44,041 for Bowel Cancer UK. They ran the marathon in memory of their beloved husband, father and friend Rick Morel who passed away from the disease in 2021.Brothers Shay and Connor, who have raised £27,485 for Brain Tumour Research. Shay was diagnosed with a brain tumour at 24 years old in 2021. Shay recovered from surgery that left him temporarily paralysed and unable to walk, to run a marathon, along with his brother, just a year later.
Pascale Harvie, President and General Manager at JustGiving said:
“We’re incredibly proud of all the fundraisers who took part in the London Marathon this weekend and the rise in donations is just another reminder of people’s generosity even in such tough circumstances. It never fails to inspire us to see the efforts people will go to in support of causes close to their hearts and the huge adversity humans can find the strength to overcome. Huge congratulations to all of those involved from the team at JustGiving, and thank you, on behalf of the 1,700 charities that will benefit as a result of your hard work and dedication.”