London Landmarks Half Marathon

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Launch into spring with this hugely popular London half marathon. The course will have you flying by landmarks including St Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London and Big Ben, to the tune of cheering supporters. Come for the music on the route and to see the city in a new light.
Half Marathon
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Sun 1st Aug 2021
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London, United Kingdom
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Duncannon St, Charing Cross, London WC2N, UK
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Route information
This is not your average half marathon. With cultural landmarks and heritage spots galore this will likely be one of the most scenic half marathons you ever run.
The race starts on Duncannon Street, finishes by Whitehall and has fabulous views of London’s most iconic landmarks including Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Nelson’s Column, the Gherkin, the Shard, the Tower of London and the London Eye.
The half marathon will be run on closed flat roads and there is a definite chance for a PB.
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What's included
  • Running Vest
  • Half Marathon Training Pack & Advice
  • Fundraising Pack
  • Chip timed results
  • Fundraising Materials
  • Support from our team until the big day and beyond
  • Finisher's medal
  • Historical activations
  • Musical performances
How to get there
Duncannon St, Charing Cross, London WC2N, UK
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Start Address: Duncannon Street, Westminster, London, WC2N 4JF
Finish Address: Whitehall, London, SW1A 2ET
Runners are advised to travel to the start line via public transport. Please leave plenty of extra time for your journey as there are over 14,000 runners who will all be travelling at a similar time.
The closest stations are Charing Cross, Piccadilly Circus, Green Park and Westminster.
Event day logistics
09:20 Half Marathon Start
13:20 Cut-off time
Runners will be set off in start waves, which will be communicated to entrants prior to race day.
After 4 hours the roads will open again and runners will be asked to move to the pavement to complete the race.
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The event is not your average half marathon! From cultural landmarks and heritage to the city's quirky and hidden secrets, runner get to explore the capital on a route like no other.
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Spectator Info
The events spectator policy will be shared closer to the event date however please expect only a limited number of spectators will be allowed.
How do I enter the London Landmarks Half?
There are approx 14,000 places in the LLHM. You can either enter the public ballot in June and if you're successful you’ll be notified by email, or you can get a place with a charity. The main ballot is very popular and is usually open for a week. There's also a second chance ballot, where the organiser can reallocate any unwanted places from the first ballot so it's worth keeping an eye on your email.
Can I wear headphones while I run at the London Landmarks Half?
Headphones and earphones are strongly discouraged, not just to help reduce accidents but there will be lots of on route entertainment that you won't want to miss.
Is the London Landmarks Half Marathon flat?
LLHM is very flat, and run along closed-roads. Expect lots of iconic sights along the route.
How old do I have to be to race in the London Landmarks Half Marathon?
You will have to be at least 17 years old on race day.
Will there be a bag drop at the London Landmarks Half Marathon?
Yes, there will be areas to leave bags at the event however runners are asked to come 'run-ready' and to bring only essential belongings with them.
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Did the Half Marathon in 2021
My first race in 18 months. It was great to be back running and the central London location made it even more enjoyable. There was a fantastic atmosphere and I really enjoyed it.
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
First half marathon ever (race or otherwise) and honestly the hardest thing I've had to do! Didn't think I would even reach the start line with a knee injury, infection and a&e trip in the run up to the event, but in the end i made it to not only the start line, but also the finish! Had to walk km 12 to 15 but somehow made a massive comeback in the last 6km and finished with a decent time all things considering. FInished the race promising I would never do another, but here I am thinking about my next race... (post knee injury recovery ofc)
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Well-organised race, with great atmosphere, support and entertainment all along the route, which (as the name implies!) goes past Londons key landmarks ... not that I had time to admire them as I puffed and painted past! Starts in Pall Mall and finishes by Downing Street. Did this, as a Londoner, as my first ever half-marathon. All in all, very pleased with it.
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
I thought the event was well organised in advance and on the day. Although, I am not sure what happened with start times/starting in the right wave as this seemed very prescriptive pre-event but didn't seem to be put into practice on the day. The course was generally good although the section in the middle around St. Pauls/The City did double back a huge amount which made the run seem long and repetitive in that section - it would be good to spread the route out a bit further - perhaps over to London Bridge and The Shard etc. All in all though - great event, great atmosphere and great volunteers and supporters.
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
The atmosphere around the route was fantastic with loads of music all along the route, lots of charity cheer stations and lots of spectators. The starting area was slightly confusing, I thought I has missed my wave and then ended up in an earlier wave so timings and directions could have been a bit clearer but the rest of the race, bag drop and finish was well organised.
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