With just about every major running event in 2020 being canceled or postponed, it’s understandable to want to make up for lost time as soon as it’s safe to do so. There’s nothing like the buzz of a running event with mass participation, and hopefully they’ll be back on the calendar as usual in 2021.
However, they will be hugely popular, especially at events like the London Landmarks Half Marathon, which is a rare opportunity to run on blocked roads in central London. The event has used a ballot to enter since it started in 2018 and we expect the 2021 race draw to be more popular than ever.
Voting started on October 14th and will run until 1
Over 74,000 people voted for the 2020 race, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The organizers have decided to move the race from its usual March date to May in 2021 to reduce the risk of it being canceled again.
The race track winds around the center of the capital and takes you past as many sights as possible. The entire route is between Westminster and the Tower of London. That means there are a few twists and turns and hairpin bends, but the track is still quite fast. Having hosted the event in 2018 and 2019, we can warmly recommend it to both casual and serious runners.
The 2021 edition will also include some new features to celebrate the key employees who went through the alarm clock this year. The clap tunnel will revive the clap for the NHS and the Hero Highway will celebrate the actions of the key workers. There will also be a mile of the route dedicated to the people lost to the pandemic.
The race is organized by Tommy’s, the pregnancy and childbirth charity, which goes to all profits from the race. If you vote, you may be able to get a spot in the event through Tommy’s or another charity, and even if you succeed in the raffle, your run should be fundraising – the lack of running events to raise money 2020 hit charities hard.
Take part in the vote for the 2021 London Landmarks Half Marathon