The London Landmarks Half Marathon is one of the capital’s most iconic and coveted races. It’s a 100% not-for-profit event organized by charity Tommy’s.
Tommy’s is a national charity that works to reduce the UK’s rates of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth. The charity funds medical research to discover the causes of baby loss. It also provides support to women and birthing people at every stage of their pregnancy journeys.
Running the London Landmarks Half Marathon 2024 is a brilliant way of seeing the capital and its stunning sights. Not quite ready for the full London Marathon? This race is for you.
The 2023 event was the biggest yet, with the streets of London being filled with over 17.00 runners. And, for the first time, wheelchair participants took to the capital, raising money for causes close to their hearts.
£10.3m was raised as part of the 2023 event, the most in its history.
As this race is so popular, entry is gained via a ballot system, much like for the full marathon. You don’t have long – the ballot is open for one week and closes at midday on Wednesday 21 June 2023.
The ballot itself is free to enter. If you’re lucky enough to bag yourself a place, you’ll then pay £61.50 + £2.49 booking fee to secure your place on the start line.
If you’re not lucky enough to gain a place the first time around, don’t despair. Following the announcement of the main ballot, all unsuccessful ballot applicants will automatically be entered into a second chance ballot for free. This is so that any unclaimed main ballot places can still be used.
Those unsuccessful in the ballot can run for one of the event’s 500+ charity partners. These include: Alzheimer’s Research UK, Cancer Research UK, Macmillan, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, Prostate Cancer UK and the British Heart Foundation.
You can enter the ballot here.
London Landmarks Half Marathon 2024
Enter the ballot to join the incredible atmosphere along the 13.1-mile course. Run along closed roads and take in London’s most iconic landmarks, including St Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben and The London Eye.
You will be running in the 7th edition of this heart-warming half marathon, knowing you are making a difference to people’s lives.
Lia Fyles, London Landmarks Half Marathon Race Director, says: “We were truly overwhelmed by the popularity of LLHM 2023 and the amazing amount of money raised by all of those who took part. You don’t have to be a fast runner or super fit to take part. Many of our participants are there for very personal reasons. You just need determination and commitment to take part and raise money for a cause close to your heart. The atmosphere and crowd will carry you around the route.”
Themed ‘the grand, the quirky and the hidden’, London Landmarks Half Marathon 2024 showcases London’s most iconic landmarks. See sights such as Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London, before finishing in front of Downing Street.
More hidden and unusual gems are also showcased. These include the Bow Bells and hidden Roman Baths. This event is a real celebration of everything that makes London so unique. You can expect Bowler Hat send-offs, choirs belting out West End theater classics, and a rave tunnel disco.
Upon finishing, you will be welcomed at the finish line by Chelsea Pensioners and Pearly Kings and Queens of London.
And if you need support with your training, we’ve got a half marathon training plan for you. Here are our top tips if this is your first half marathon.