With just a month to go before 13,000 runners tackle the London Landmarks Half Marathon, organisers have announced a busy day of entertainment both for participants and supporters, with some unique London themed highlights.
Sunday 24th March 2019 will see London come to life as runners and spectators are set to enjoy a special day out in the Capital. 180 charity cheer stations will ensure runners are motivated every step of the way as they weave through London’s famous and more quirky landmarks. With many of the stations adopting a theme, runners may find themselves being cheered on by Mary Poppins, being part of a game of Monopoly or in the middle of a Victorian street party.
LLHM are delighted to confirm the music and dance acts who will take to London’s streets. As well as three huge Performance stages, there will be live music and DJs all along the route including YouTube sensation Jack Maynard, 3 DJs outside Bar Salsa Temple, the Big Smoke brass band, London Gay Men’s Chorus, London City Voices and youth acts including St Pauls Way School and Guildhall School of Music. Dance acts will include Hammersmith Morris Men and Shimmy Café Barefoot Dance Fusion!
The entertainment doesn’t stop there, as there will also be historical activations along the route including a Harry Potter Party, a bowler hat send off, the ringing of the Bow Bells and a Roman reception. Runners will also be cheered across the finish line by famous historic characters such as Henry VIII and Dick Whittington along with present day iconic residents including The Chelsea Pensioners and Pearlie King & Queens who’ll present medals.
As well as enjoying the route entertainment, the 50,000 predicted spectators have their own organised activities, including three Little Spotters Treasure Hunts for families and a City Selfie Challenge for those looking to test their brains and win prizes.
LLHM 2019’s 13.1km route will showcase 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 will also unearth 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, Postman’s Park celebrating London’s postal history, the Bow Bells and hidden Roman Baths. LLHM is organised by baby charity Tommy’s for the benefit of over 180 charities.
For more information about the event visit www.llhm.co.uk