Marathon Marchers raise over £102,000 for south London
Over the international break, over 200 Palace fans took an incredible 26.2-mile journey around our home in south London, raising over £102,000 for young people in our community in our seventh – and biggest yet - Marathon March.
The Marathon March is a yearly 26.2-mile walk around south London that brings together Palace fans, legends, and supporters to help raise money to scale up our various projects around south London.
Our seventh march, powered by Utilita Giving, took place on the 14th of October and was record-breaking in more ways than one, witnessing the participation of over 200 Palace fans who collectively raised over £102,000!
Our biggest march yet saw walkers take in the sights and sounds of south London, walking through the heart of areas including Streatham, Battersea and Croydon, as well as past AFC Wimbledon’s Plough Lane and over Wandsworth Bridge, before concluding with a glorious lap of the pitch and Palace themed party at the ground.
Among the 200 plus members of the Palace community taking part were returning club legends Andrew Johnson and Mark Bright, both veterans of the Marathon March scene.
Eddie Izzard, meanwhile, joined in from afar – 4,500 miles away in Los Angeles – having previously completed the equivalent distance in Toronto, Canada in 2021 and Sheffield in 2022. This year marked her fifth time tackling the Marathon March.
Take a look at the highlights below.
This year, our incredible fundraisers raised money that will contribute to three of our essential areas of work which are:
- Keeping more young people away from knife crime, violence, and anti-social behaviour
- Helping more young people find career and job opportunities
- Supporting more young people with their mental and physical health
A heartfelt thank you to everyone who donated, walked with us, or cheered our Marchers on.
Take a look around our website to read about the impact of your donations on the lives of young south Londoners, or take a look at our recently published annual brochure.
If you want to get involved in the 2024 Marathon March, keep an eye out on our social media channels and website when we announce next year’s date.