The largely flat route of the London Marathon snakes through the closed road of Central London passing iconic landmarks and crowds of cheerleaders along the way. Coming to an end on The Mall, in front of Buckingham Palace.
Every year, thousands of people in the UK face court alone. Without help, they have to represent themselves while they go through a divorce, seek custody of their children, or face eviction from their home. They are forced to navigate a complex legal system alone, often against the professional legal representation of the other party.
The increase in cuts to legal aid over recent years has meant that thousands more people face the civil or family courts alone. Their access to justice is limited by how overwhelming the legal system can be to those who have never faced it before, and many struggle to represent themselves effectively in court.
Our 750 volunteers provide a free service across England and Wales, offering support and guidance before, during, and after court. We ensure that those facing court alone feel prepared and supported in accessing justice.
If you were successful in the official London Marathon ballot, we would still love you to join Team Support Through Court. Get in touch when your place is confirmed.
You'll receive the same great stewardship and running vest, and help raise money to support individuals facing court alone. (There is no registration of minimum sponsorship for own place runners) for more details or to sign up as an own place runner please email: firstname.lastname@example.org