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 Virtual Marathon on  October 4th 2020 and applications for October 2021 and 2022 will be open very soon.

Be a part of our Virtual London Marathon 2020 team on Sunday 4th October!

“The 40th Race” applications to run for APEC are now open

Every year we have London Marathon Golden Bond™ places for this landmark event. This year, due to the pandemic, things are looking a little different. Virgin are arranging the new Virtual run concept as an alternative this year. They are calling it the most inclusive London Marathon ever as runners have 23 hours 59 minutes to complete it.  Runners will still receive a t-shirt and medal and log times using a specially developed app. Times will also be eligible for Good for Age and Championship qualifying times for 2021.

We have a small number of places for The 40th Race the virtual Virgin Money London Marathon.

How much is it?

We are asking for £50 admin donation to cover all costs and your running vest. Then how much you raise in sponsorship is up to you:

Gold Certificate – raise £500 sponsorship

Silver Certificate  – raise £250 Sponsorship

Bronze Certificate – raise £100 sponsorship

If you have any questions please email us:

You can apply for October 2020 Virtual Run The 40th Race using our online form below.

CLOSING DATE 24th August

“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.”


Considering applying for a London Marathon place on our team in 2021 or 2022 ?

Here’s what you need to know!

We understand the London Marathon is a huge commitment and ask our UK October 2021 and April 2022 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.

Please note APEC applications for 2021 and 2022 London Marathons will open very soon

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

The 2019 and 2020 runners funded an awareness campaign. A 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 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 2021 Runners will be assisting us in moving our educational resources online, they will finance the implementation of a new online study day and YouTube educational channel 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!

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 for the Virtual London Marathon October 2020

Prior to registering your interest, please make sure to read, sign and return our Terms and Conditions for Virtual Marathon October 2020