Run the Virgin London Marathon

The Virgin 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. We are currently taking applications for this year’s new date of October 4th 2020 and April 25th 2021

Our London Marathon 2020 team for October 4 has some places left. If you would like to run, read on…

Every year we have London Marathon Golden Bond™ places for this landmark event, and we were delighted to have a wonderful response to the 2020 London Marathon!

Due to some of our original runners having to defer, we have a small number of places for the new October 4th date.

Queries can be sent to

You can apply for October 2020 or April 2021 using our online form below.

“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.”



We understand the London Marathon is a huge commitment and ask our UK October 2020 runners to raise £2000 by the end of November 2020 and 2021 runners £2000 by the end of May 2021. 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.

For 2019, APEC have used the money raised by the London Marathon runners to fund an awareness campaign. A brand new wallet sized ‘keep me’ booklet will be going out to all pregnant women through the Emma’s Diary* packs, which 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 symptons 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

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!

Thank you so much to all Virgin London Marathon runners

The London Marathon is the largest annual fundraising event on the planet – runners have raised over £500 million for good causes since the race began in 1981. Below are just some of the amazing individuals who have run the London Marathon for APEC over the years and we’d like to say a huge thanks for all your time, effort and support.

Register online

Prior to registering your interest, please make sure to read, sign and return our Terms and Conditions for October 2020 If you live outside of the UK, you’ll need to read our International T&C’s. If you are a new applicant for 2021 please read the 2021 Terms and Conditions