Over 55,000 keen runners have registered their interest for the second annual London Landmarks Half Marathon (LLHM), which opens its ballot today.
After the first event received rave reviews from participants and stakeholders alike, interest soared with runners pre-registering in their thousands to gain a place in the unique event, which combines a scenic central London half marathon route with cultural and historic experiences.
Hopeful participants can enter the ballot from 12 noon today, 2nd July, to 12 noon Monday 9th July and will find out if they have secured one of the coveted spots on 12th July.
Event organisers announced an increased capacity of 13,000, made up of public and charity places, earlier this year with future hopes to grow the event to meet increasing demand.
Lia Bowman, London Landmarks Half Marathon Race Director, said: “To be introducing a ballot in just our second year of operation and have over 55,000 people already interested in running the London Landmarks Half Marathon is beyond our expectations.
“We wish every prospective participant the best of luck in the ballot and remind those who aren’t successful that charity places are available for those who are unsuccessful.
“We’re thrilled that the 2018 race day was such a success and raised such an incredible amount of money for 102 wonderful charities”
The unique event, created by baby charity, Tommy’s for the benefit of the whole charity sector, raised over £4,600,000 for good causes in the 2018 event and is set to continue that philanthropic focus moving forward, with over 150 charities involved in the event in 2019.
In 2018 the event showcased 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 unearthed and promoted the hidden highlights of the city, with an emphasis on historical and cultural gems such as The creator of the Bowler Hat, Dr Johnson’s house who was the creator of the English Dictionary, Postmans Park celebrating London’s postal history, the Bow Bells and hidden Roman Baths.
Enter now at: https://www.llhm.co.uk/ballot. Entry is priced at £55.00
The LLHM 2019 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’s exist to save babies’ lives through funding research into miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth.
Those unsuccessful in the ballot can enter via LLHM’s 150 charity partners including; Tommy’s, Alzheimer’s Research UK, Cancer Research UK, Guide Dogs, Macmillan Cancer Support, Prostate Cancer UK and Make-A-Wish.