The London Landmarks Half Marathon will be returning to the streets of the capital on Sunday 23rd May 2021 and already five brilliant athletes have joined #TeamHoratiosGarden to fill our charity places!
The race is a brilliant chance to run with 14,500 others on closed roads throughout the heart of central London and is the only half marathon to go through both the City of London and the City of Westminster.
As always, the 2021 event will still be capturing the classic spirit of the London Landmarks Half Marathon (LLHM), taking participants past some of London’s most spectacular landmarks. However, next year’s race will also be unique, as it will simultaneously be celebrating the grand, quirky and hidden landmark moments of 2020.
The event will be about shining a light on how everyone has come together as a nation during the Covid-19 pandemic. As such, the race will be recognising the following:
The Grand – The Key Workers
The LLHM will celebrate the grand, heroic and incredible actions and services delivered by our nation’s key workers.
The Quirky – The Lockdown Life
The LLHM will showcase the quirky and light-hearted moment of lockdown life to make runners smile.
The Hidden – The Unseen Acts of Kindness
The LLHM will remember the daily kind gestures of neighbours and small sacrifices made that went unseen.
This Year’s Route
The 2021 race will start by The Strand and finish at Downing Street, with fabulous views of everything from Big Ben, to St. Paul’s Cathedral, to the Shard, along with many more.
Particularly thoughtfully, there will also be a special tribute made, with race organisers dedicating a mile of the route to running in memory of our loved ones who passed away during the pandemic, many of whom we were unable to pay tribute to at the time.
The LLHM is proud too to deliver their very own pan-London community engagement programme, involving London wide schools, boroughs, community groups, cultural organisations, sports clubs and businesses in both the race’s development and on the day of the event itself.
With all this in mind, there really is no greater year to be part of the LLHM story, which is something our competitors realised soon after we promoted our places. Each one of them will be beginning their fundraising campaigns soon, so please keep checking back here for details about how you can support them as they take on this fantastic challenge.
To discover more about the LLHM, please click here.
We wish our team lots of luck and hope they stay as warm as possible throughout their winter training regimes!