Virgin Money London Marathon | Action Medical Research Charity | Action Medical Research

Virgin Money London Marathon

Key information

Date: 28 April 2019 Add to calendar/Download iCal
Distance: 26.2 miles
Date: 28 April 2019





Make it your personal goal to take on this iconic event and put your all into helping sick and vulnerable babies, children with disabling conditions and young lives threatened by rare and devastating diseases for which there is no cure.

Why should you join Team Action?

As part of the team you will receive excellent support before, during and after the race. We will provide you with:

  • your very own high-quality branded running vest
  • top training tips
  • post-race party with food, drink, masseurs and more
  • full fundraising support, resources and materials and a direct line to your dedicated running team
  • regular newsletters, emails and phone calls to keep in touch with the team
  • social media groups to share training and fundraising ideas
  • noisy cheering parties to help you round the course!
  • an exclusive 15% discount code to use at Runners Need

Applications for 2019 now open

We're already taking applications for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 28 April. Apply for a charity place with Action Medical Research now by clicking on 'get a charity place', then fill out the form.

Run for Action

If you already have your own place for the marathon, then why not fundraise for Action and help save and change the lives of babies and children. Click on 'already got a place' below, fill in the simple form and we'll get in touch!

Not quite ready for a marathon?

Join us for the Vitality London 10,000 instead! Find out more here.


Why choose Action?

When Jo was admitted to hospital for emergency surgery 29 weeks into her pregnancy, nobody knew what the outcome would be for mother or baby. Thankfully, Jo and husband Will are now the proud parents of Samuel, who survived being born at just 30 weeks.

To give Samuel’s tiny lungs the best possible chance to develop, doctors injected Jo with steroids for two days ahead of the operation.

“For my family it was a hugely stressful time,” Jo says. “No-one knew what would happen to the baby. I was in a lot of pain so they were very concerned for me, too.”

Read more about Sam’s story here.

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