London Marathon ballot 2023: How to enter



Date: Sunday 23rd April 2023
Location: Greenwich, London

This could be the year you run the iconic 26.2 mile course from Greenwich to St James’s Park! It promises to be an unforgettable experience and an achievement that you will be proud of forever! What better way to make it worthwhile than to join our team and make a huge difference for our community!

If you have a ballot place, congratulations! See below for how to sign up to run for OCD Action!

Unfortunately there are no charity places available for the marathon this year, so ballot places are the only option – if you’d like to run for OCD Action in another race or create a fundraising challenge of your own, get in touch at!

Ballot Places

Well done on getting a place – join our team!

Congratulations! If you are lucky enough to have received a ballot place, we would be thrilled to have you on our team! If you’d like to run for OCD Action please sign up here, and we will be in touch!

You can set your own fundraising target, but we will give you all the information you need to help you reach your target.

How we’ll help you 

We’re so happy that you want to run for OCD Action! To help you make it happen we will ensure every runner gets:

(1) An OCD Action running top     (2) Support every step of the way, including training and nutrition tips, and info to help you fundraise your target


OCD Action has a vision of a time when everyone gets the treatment they need for OCD, when they need it. By running for #TeamOCDA, you are helping us provide even more people with the vital support and information that helps them access the treatment they so desperately need, and can help us to reduce, for even more people, the isolation that we know is all too often such a cruel result of OCD.

OCD Action delivers frontline services which make a tangible and long-term difference to the lives of people with OCD, their families, carers and friends. OCD is serious and debilitating, but it is treatable, with the right support and quality OCD-specific treatment.

Every runner will receive an OCD Action T-shirt and will be supporting you all the way with training tips, nutrition advice and everything you need to know about fundraising to help you reach your target.