The London Landmarks Half Marathon is one of the biggest races in the UK calendar, with the 2023 event set to have over 16,000 people taking part across the 13.1 miles.
But, as with many large-scale races, bagging yourself a spot means putting your name in the ballot and crossing your fingers to be in with a chance. If you're hoping to take on the course in 2023 you only have until Thursday 14 July at 12pm to register.
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Taking place on 2 April 2023, the race is going to be the biggest since it was originally launched in 2018, expecting 4,000 more runners than took part in the 2022 event.
It features one of the most sought-after routes in the UK, taking in sights such as Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Shard and the Tower of London, as well as streets lined with cheering crowds to help push you to get that PB when you cross the finish line on Downing Street.
The London Landmarks Half Marathon is organised by baby charity, Tommy's, raising money for itself as well as 350 charity partners. The event has raised £28.2 million to date since the first event in 2018 and all profits from race entries go to Tommy's.
Lia Fyles, London Landmarks Half Marathon Race Director, said: “2023 is set to be the BIGGEST London Landmarks Half we have seen since we started the event. We’ve worked hard with our partners across London to increase the number of race places we can offer, and I am so excited that we will be officially welcoming wheelchair entrants to LLHM next year too. This is a real milestone for us as part of our commitment to be as inclusive as possible.
Our 5th edition this year, was truly amazing and we were so humbled by the extraordinary amount raised for charity. The London Landmarks Half is 100% not for profit and since our first race it has raised over £28M for so many worthy causes. We wish everyone who enters the ballot the best of luck but want to remind those who aren’t successful that charity places are available so you can still join us on what promises to be an extraordinary day, whilst doing good at the same time.”
The LLHM 2023 ballot is free to enter and you only have to pay if you're successful. If you're one of the lucky people that are selected you'll find out on Wednesday 20 July.
If you're unsuccessful in the ballot you can also enter through one of LLHM’s 350+ charity partners including; Tommy’s, Alzheimer’s Research UK, Cancer Research UK, Macmillan, Great Ormand Street Children’s Hospital, Prostate Cancer UK and the British Heart Foundation.
To register for the 2023 London Landmarks Half Marathon click here.