The organisers of the London Landmarks Half Marathon have launched a brand new solo, virtual running challenge, now known as the Local Landmarks Challenge!
This is a brilliant opportunity for runners of all abilities to stay fit, take on a challenge and raise vital funds for Horatio’s Garden.
The challenge is open to everyone, whether or not you had a place in the 2020 London Landmarks Half Marathon, so you can run any distance over 5k to independently raise money for charity. You can complete your total distance over a number of runs across multiple days, so there’s no pressure to complete it in one go.
TO GET INVOLVED
*** You have until Sunday 3rd May to do your run. ***
If you would like to take part, all you have to do is follow the simple steps below and email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you’re taking part:
• Register for the Local Landmarks Challenge HERE.
• Pay an entry fee of £12 to take part. All profit is donated to baby charity Tommy’s to fund their pioneering research to save babies’ lives.
• Run your solo Local Landmarks Challenge whilst fundraising for your chosen charity (e.g. Horatio’s Garden) – click the link below for tips on how to set up your JustGiving page.
• Record your run on any tracking app, for example: Strava, Garmin, RunKeeper etc.
• Submit a picture of your solo run from your tracking app HERE to claim your medal.
The London Landmarks team will then be in touch within 5 days to confirm you have achieved your Local Landmarks Challenge and earned your exclusive medal.
Your local landmarks can be anything from your local church, castle park, a proud statue or even a postbox. As you run your route, take a photo with as many sites of interest as you like and share the grand, quirky and hidden aspects of your hometown online with people far and wide!
In these uncertain and challenging times, people with spinal injuries need your support more than ever. We hope as many of you as possible will take part and look forward to seeing and hearing all about your adventures.
If you’d like to find out more about this innovative, solo fundraising event, please CLICK HERE to visit the Local Landmarks Challenge website. Please remember that this is not an event to be completed in groups. The current government advice is that it is safe to go outside for a run once a day alone or with a member of your household, as long as you keep a safe distance from other people (at least a two meter distance).