Run the London Marathon

The London Marathon is Action on Pre-eclampsia’s biggest fundraising event of the year and ensures that we can continue to offer our support to those affected by pre-eclampsia as well as funding vital training for all who care for pregnant women.

Running for mums and babies

Every year Action on Pre-eclampsia have London Marathon Golden Bond™ places for this landmark event. And on Sunday 2nd October 2022, APEC’s runners will join 50,000 other and be a part of the biggest marathon ever staged anywhere in the world.

How can I run for APEC?

To join Team APEC and run the London Marathon 2022 or 2023 you’ll need to complete the application form below. The non-refundable administration donation (£100) is required to secure your gold bond place. We’re asking our runners to raise a minimum of £2000, which will go directly towards supporting women and families affected by pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome.

How will APEC support runners?

We will provide fundraising items, training plans and a listening ear. In 2022 we will also be having virtual meet ups and a lively WhatsApp group. You will receive a gorgeous APEC  running vest or T shirt!

Considering applying for a London Marathon place on our team in 2022 or 2023? Here’s what you need to know!

We understand the London Marathon is a huge commitment and ask our UK October 2022 and April 2023 runners to raise £2000 by the end of the month following the Marathon option. We also require a £100 admin donation* upon your offer of a place. Overseas runners may have different deadlines, please get in touch for information.

*this is non refundable, full terms and conditions are available on request.

The 2021 runners helped enormously to keep the charity afloat during the difficult times following the Covid lockdowns and huge loss of income. We are enormously grateful to them for raising nearly £50,000, enabling us to keep our helpline open during longer hours, our staff team still working and instrumental in the setting up of the new WhatsApp ‘drop in; weekly support group for partners.

The 2019 and 2020 runners funded an awareness campaign. A wallet sized ‘keep me’ booklet which was distributed to  pregnant women through the Emma’s Diary* packs. These are given out FREE during pregnancy. Without our London Marathon team, this project would have not been possible. Thank you so much for helping us to:

  • Raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of pre-eclampsia
  • Tell women and families when and where to seek help and advice

The leaflets will be going out to women in Emma’s Diary* packs from March 2019 – March 2020  *TM

The 2022 Runners will be assisting us with costs associated with updating our online educational resources. Their sponsorship will finance the implementation of a new online 14 module course for healthcare professionals as well as supplementing core costs due to lost revenue from the COVID-19 pandemic.

We provide our wonderful runners with:

  • Support via email, telephone and social media, Facebook group
  • Personalised running vest and cosy training hoodie for those winter runs
  • Personalised Fundraising pack
  • Cheering and support on race day!

“I felt proud on the day wearing my APEC vest, and had many comments from other runners and the crowd stating that I was running for a great cause. When the going got tough, knowing I was representing APEC and had a huge amount of fundraising behind me kept me going and helped me pull through to the finish line.”


Apply for a 2022 or 2023 London Marathon place with APEC

Prior to registering your interest, please make sure  you have read, signed and return our Terms and Conditions for UK runners. If you are not living in the UK / Ireland, please read the Terms and conditions for overseas runners.