This year's London Marathon will be taking place on the 13th of April 2014 .
Every year money raised by the London Marathon which is remaining after the race is donated to the London Marathon Charitable Trust.
The Trust then distributes the money as grants to support community sports facilities and develop recreational projects.
A proportion of this money comes from the generous London Marathon entrants who choose to donate their race entry fee to the Trust if they're not successful in the ballot.
The amount raised each year runs into millions and is used to help hundreds of projects in London and around the country. For example in 2008 £150,000 was donated to Greenwich's AHOY Centre and used to help fund the restoration of a jetty, turning it into a watersports centre.
The Trust also sets aside money to buy sports grounds under threat from development, and in 2012 provided facilities for the 2012 Olympic Games.
For further information visit the Virgin London Marathon official website.
Virgin London Marathon 2011
On Sunday 17th April 2011 Rachel will be running the London Marathon to raise money for St Anne's Hospice.
If you would like to sponsor her please visit www.justgiving.com/rachelrice2
As her way of saying thank you, the names of all those who sponsor her for a minimum of £10 will be eligible to be entered into a prize draw.
The prize will be an off-peak short stay at Blackthorne Lodge and - if you want - a chance to have your photograph taken with her (people under 18 to be accompanied by a parent or guardian).
If you would like to know more about Blackthorne Lodge or the terms and conditions of the draw please get in touch.
If you have sponsored her for more than £10.00 and would like to be entered into the prize draw please send your contact details to us.
Flora London Marathon 2009
Sponsorship Update - Rachel would like to thank everyone who sponsored her for the 2009 London Marathon and is pleased to announce that she raised £2,011
In 2008 with your help Rachel won Big Brother 9. This year she needs your help again. On April 26th she will be running the Flora London Marathon to raise money for the Stroke Association. As Rachel has said herself, "It's frightening to think that a stroke can happen to anyone of any age without warning".
Please sponsor her at www.justgiving.com/rachelrice1 because when you are fighting something as devastating as Strokes, every penny counts. For more information please visit the Stroke Association website.
Last Modified on: 05-11-2015