London Landmarks Half Marathon rescheduled to August in the hope it can take place

Staff Reporter (05 March, 2021)

This year's theme celebrates the nation coming together during Covid

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The 2021 London Landmarks Half Marathon has been rescheduled to Sunday 1st August, writes Simon Throssell…

With the government hoping all legal limits on social contact will be removed in June, event organisers Tommy’s have decided to delay the run from May to August.

All 14,500 runners with an existing confirmed place will be automatically deferred to the new date.

For this year only, the half marathon will be re-themed to celebrate the landmark moments of how the nation has come together during the pandemic.

The organisers are planning a Clap for Carers Bridge, Zoom Quiz Corners and a special Memory Mile.

Tommy’s hopes the event will raise in excess of £6 million for around 200 charities including Prostate Cancer UK, the British Heart Foundation, Guide Dogs, Alzheimer’s Research UK and Cancer Research UK.

Race Director Lia Fyles said: “By moving to August, we are optimistic that we will be able to deliver the 2021 LLHM in all its glory.

What makes our event so special are the unique experiences lining the race route and with restrictions planned to be lifted by the summer, LLHM 2021 should be the unforgettable event we all know and love.”

Lia added: “We want to use LLHM 2021 as a platform to pay tribute to the true heroes of lockdown, celebrate the moments of kindness and community spirit and remember our loved ones who have passed away.

“It will be a truly special and emotional day.”

To find out more on how to secure a charity place, visit https://llhm.co.uk/charity-places

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