Save the Rhino at the London Marathon

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Take advantage of this opportunity to run through an iconic city to save an iconic species!


Applications for the 2018 Marathon have now closed - Look out for details of the 2019 event!


The London Marathon is the single biggest fundraising event of the year for Save the Rhino, bringing in essential funds to support rhino conservation programmes in Africa and Asia.

The rhino runners have been an unmissable feature of the London Marathon since 1992, when William Todd-Jones became the first person to cross the finish line in a rhino costume.

Event Information

  • Date: 22 April 2018
  • Location: Greenwich - St.James's
  • Registration fee: £50

Join Our Team

Save the Rhino offers several guaranteed places every year under the Golden Bond scheme. We are keen to make sure each of our marathon team members feel very much involved with our cause during the lead up to the marathon and afterwards too.

We provide:

  • A team vest or rhino costume
  • Regular team emails
  • A Facebook group for the marathon team
  • A pre-marathon team evening
  • Exclusive offers from Ultrasports Clinic, London
  • Post-race picnic with beers, crisps, sandwiches and sweet treats

Marathon Day

On marathon day itself we have a team area at the start of the marathon where you can meet all of the people that you've come to know along the way, as well as share the day with family and friends. We then set up camp next to the Horse Guard's Memorial in St James' Park, where we will be waiting for you with your post-race treats!


The London Marathon this year was a fantastic event, you can read about how our rhino runners got on this year on our website. To find out more about the London Marathon with Save the Rhino or to apply for one of our charity places, please email

London Marathon Rhino Records

Check out our leader boards to see the fastest times achieved by our rhino runners in the London Marathon since 2010. Thank you to our fantastic volunteer Evie Nicholson for the graphics. (One rhino equals one hour!)