London Marathon 2017

Run for the College: London Marathon (Sunday 23 April 2017)

Make a difference in 2017 by taking up a challenge and fundraise for the College!
The College has been successful in gaining a charity place for the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon that will take place on Sunday 23 April 2017
The event
The London Marathon (presently known as the Virgin Money London Marathon) is a long-distance running event held in London, United Kingdom, and is part of the World Marathon Majors. The event was first run on 29 March 1981 and has been held in the spring of every year since. Since 2010, the race has been sponsored by Virgin Money. 
The Virgin Money London Marathon is the largest annual fundraising event on the planet, that has raised over £770 million for good causes since the race began in 1981!
For further information on the event including FAQ please visit the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon website
Race day
Team International will be at the challenge start point to thank you in person and wish you luck.
Have a place for 2018?
Have you been lucky enough to bag a ballot place in the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon? Then we would love to welcome you to #TeamRCPath. There’s no minimum fundraising target, just have fun and raise as much as you can! The funds raised will be used to support the delivery of our global health activities.

Team RCPath 2017

London Marathon 2017

  • Dr Alice Wort

    Chair, RCPath Trainee Advisory Committee

    ‘I am really excited to be running the Virgin Money London Marathon 2017 for RCPath’s Global Health Challenges. The College’s ‘Pathology is Global’ initiative is helping deliver high quality international pathology services, which are vital for health care all over the world.

    Alice’s training goal is to arrive on the start line fit and ready to race. Alice’s race goal is to be smiling in every photo taken of her during the race; particularly the one when she crosses the finish line! 

    If you would like to sponsor Alice, please visit her online fundraising page

Iceland Trek 2017

  • Dr Cornelia Szecsei

    I'm a second year Histopathology trainee in the Severn Deanery. I read about The College’s international projects and felt inspired to get involved with fundraising. It’s easy to forget that many countries, some of which aren’t very far away, don’t yet have established diagnostic services or cancer screening programmes and it’s great that the College is helping set these up. I’m a city girl born in London so trekking across lava fields and camping in the wilderness will be a new and exciting challenge. 

    When I’m not looking down my microscope I like looking through my camera lens. I really enjoy travel photography and the scenery in Iceland will let me indulge this hobby. One of my photographs was recently a runner up in a travel photography competition run by The Sunday Times. As a medical student I won an MDU elective photography competition and as an F2 I had my photos on display in the hospital as part of a staff art competition. When I’m not working or travelling I like doing yoga and relaxing at home in Bath with my boyfriend and two cats. 

    If you would like to sponsor Cornelia, please visit her online fundraising page



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