On Sunday 2 October the streets of London will once again be filled with cheers and support for the 50,000 plus runners who have trained throughout heatwaves to get to the start line of The TCS London Marathon and to experience the atmosphere that so many apply to be a part of.
Among them will be our team of The EPT runners, each of whom has their own reasons for committing the past several months to training for this iconic event. We are so grateful for their dedication and support, and would like to remind them that as they tie their laces and attach their bib numbers, they are not alone. They have the entire EPT community cheering them every step of the way to the finish line.
The ballot for the 2023 London Marathon (taking place 23 April 2023) opens Saturday, 1 October. More information can be found at the bottom of this page.
Meet the team
Meet our team for The TCS London Marathon 2022 and find out how you can follow their epic journeys on Sunday 2 October!
I want to raise awareness and vital funds to help ensure support, education, and information is available for those who go through an ectopic pregnancy as well as family members and healthcare professionals. The EPT helped me through my ectopic pregnancy in 2010.
You can read more about Ruth’s London Marathon journey on her fundraising page
My partner Lucy suffered an Ectopic pregnancy back in 2020, and the experience has lead us to looking for ways to both raise awareness and money for The EPT. The London Marathon felt like a great opportunity to do this!
You can read more about James’s London Marathon journey on his fundraising page
Our journey to parenthood was long and challenging, with seventeen rounds of IVF, seven pregnancies and five losses – two of which were complicated and life-threatening ectopics. One in eighty pregnancies end like this and the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust offers invaluable support, research and education to both sufferers and professionals. In a post-Roe v Wade-overturning world (I would probably be dead twice over and Biba wouldn’t exist – a sobering thought), supporting charities such as this feels even more important.
You can read more about Sophie’s London Marathon journey on her fundraising page
A friend of mine, George, and his wife Kerri were affected by an ectopic pregnancy a few years ago and have since been involved in fundraising for The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust. In 2020 George took on the virtual London Marathon and I joined him for the last few miles of his journey. I was impressed (I thought he was mad actually!!) that he did so with only a month’s training under his belt and no previous running experience.
So when he asked me if I would be interested in a place for the 2021 virtual London Marathon I was only too happy to accept. This year when the opportunity to go to London to run for the charity arose I didn’t hesitate in signing up.
You can read more about Davy’s London Marathon journey on his fundraising page
The reason I have chosen The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust to run the London marathon for is because a few years ago one of my best friends suffered an awful ectopic pregnancy, they had not long found out they were going to be parents and then they found out the pregnancy was ectopic. My friend was rushed into surgery and unfortunately lost one of her ovaries and Fallopian tubes, which was devastating!
Thankfully she was ok and has since gone on to have two beautiful children. This is why I chose this wonderful charity.
You can read more about Michaela’s London Marathon journey on her fundraising page
I am running the London Marathon to raise awareness of The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust and caesarean scar ectopic pregnancies after experiencing one in 2019. I had never heard of this type of ectopic pregnancy before and the trust provided me and my family with invaluable support during and after my pregnancy.
You can read more about Sarah’s London Marathon journey on her fundraising page
I am running the London Marathon for all the people whose babies are in their hearts and not their arms.
You can read more about Roxanne’s London Marathon journey on her fundraising page
I’m running for The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust as my sister had an ectopic pregnancy last year.
You can read more about Leon’s London Marathon journey on his fundraising page
I am raising money for The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust as my wife and I suffered an ectopic pregnancy in April 2019. I am hoping that by raising money I’ll be able to help inform people about ectopic pregnancies and their symptoms while also helping provide funding for The EPT.
You can read more about Gary’s London Marathon journey on his fundraising page
I am running the London marathon for this amazing charity in support of my my sister in law and brother who sadly experienced complications in a pregnancy last year that led to an Ectopic pregnancy.
So, to show my support to them both I have decided to select The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust as my charity to help raise awareness and support her and other women/families that have experience this difficult situation.
You can read more about Chris’s London Marathon journey on his fundraising page
I am running the London Marathon for The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust to raise awareness of ectopic pregnancies. Since Grace (my wife) very sadly and scarily experienced an ectopic pregnancy in August 2019, Grace and I have been passionately fundraising for a charity close to our hearts that supported and advised us through one of the hardest experiences of our lives.
You can read more about Nathan’s London Marathon journey on his fundraising page