TTG Media CEO Daniel Pearce and deputy news editor Tom Parry will run 26.2 miles through the streets of the capital on 2 October in aid of the Family Holiday Charity (FHC).
It will be two-and-a-half years since the pair had initially been set to run for the charity after the marathon was postponed for the first time in its history due to the onset of the Covid pandemic.
The FHC, which rebranded from the Family Holiday Association in January, supports families facing tough times by providing domestic holidays and short breaks.
Whether it is a weekend stay in a caravan at the seaside or a day out at a UK attraction, the organisation believes in the power of time spent together and giving children and their parents the chance to enjoy themselves away from the difficulties of day-to-day life.
Chief executive Kat Lee said 2022 was shaping up to be “a truly exciting year” for the FHC, which has already been able to provide breaks to more families this year than it did during the whole of 2021.
Families living with challenges such as low income, long-term ill health, mental health issues, disability or domestic abuse are referred to the charity through education, charity, or health and social welfare channels.
Lee said the charity’s latest research highlighted how around 2.2 million UK families were unable to access a holiday, and warned the impact of pandemic and the mounting cost-of-living crisis had worsened the statistic.