After the hugely successful second edition of the London Landmarks Half Marathon (LLHM) in March, the ballot for the 2020 event will open on Tuesday, June 18, at midday, with over 65,000 people having already registered their interest to run the event.
After unrivalled feedback from both participants and stakeholders, the interest in running the London Landmarks Half Marathon has soared, with runners hopeful of securing their place in the multi-award-winning event, which combines a scenic central London half marathon route with cultural and historic experiences.
With the event capacity rising to 14,000, which is made up of public and charity places, thousands of hopeful participants will enter the ballot which is open for a week, running from midday on June 18 to midday on June 25. Successful applicants will know if they have been successful on June 27.
Since the second edition of the event, LLHM has been shortlisted for seven awards and won all seven. After winning Best Half Marathon for over 5,000 participants in the Running Awards, they went on to win a prestigious BT Sport Industry Award in the Active Award category, followed by the Best New Charity Event at the Charity Event Awards.
Lia Fyles, London Landmarks Half Marathon Race Director, said: “Having over 65,000 people already pre-registered for the 2020 London Landmarks Half Marathon is testament to how well the event has been received by the running community and by those people looking for a unique and special fundraising event.
“We wish everyone who enters the 2020 ballot the best of luck and would like to remind those who aren’t successful that charity places will still be available.
“We’re thrilled that the 2019 race day was such a success and are delighted with the feedback from both our runners and partners, which undoubtedly has played its part in the increase in interest for 2020.”
LLHM 2019, which is organised by baby charity Tommy’s for the benefit of the whole charity sector, raised over £7.2 million for good causes, making the total sum raised for charity since the inaugural event two years ago £12 million.
London Landmarks Half Marathon showcases some of London’s most iconic and amazing landmarks such as Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Nelson’s Column, the Gherkin, the Shard, the Tower of London and the London Eye It also unearths and promotes the hidden highlights of the city, with an emphasis on historical and cultural landmarks and facts. The event attracts thousands of spectators who enjoy the live music, dancers, cheer stations and historical figures who line the route.
Enter now at: https://www.llhm.co.uk/ballot. Entry is priced at £55.00
The LLHM 2020 ballot is free to enter.Participants only need to pay for their place if they are successful, and this money will go to baby charity, Tommy’s who organise the London Landmarks Half Marathon. Tommy’sexist to save babies’ lives through funding research into miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth.
Those unsuccessful in the ballot can enter via LLHM’s charity partners including: Tommy’s, Alzheimer’s Research UK, Cancer Research UK, Guide Dogs, Macmillan Cancer Support, Prostate Cancer UK and the British Heart Foundation.