The ballot for the London Landmarks Half Marathon opens today

London Landmarks half marathon

The London Landmarks Half Marathon is back for its second year. The flat, closed road course takes runners through central London, passing Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Nelson’s Column, the Gherkin, the Shard, the Tower of London and the London Eye.

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Despite only being in its second year, due to the popularity of last year’s event, there is now a ballot in place to help select runners fairly to take part in the race. According to event organisers, over 55,000 runners have already registered their interest in running the 13,000 capacity race.

When does the ballot for the London Landmarks Half Marathon open?

The ballot for the London Landmarks Half Marathon opens on Monday 2 July at noon and runs until noon on Monday 9 July 2018. The results are announced on Thursday 12 July 2018.

It’s completely free to enter the ballot, you only pay the £55 entry fee if you get a spot in the race. All of the money raised from the cost of entry goes to the primary charity partner, Tommy’s – a UK baby charity that funds research to prevent miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth. 

London Landmarks Half Marathon

When is the London Landmarks Half Marathon?

The London Landmarks Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 24 March 2019.

What is the route of the London Landmarks Half Marathon?

As far as we know, the route is set to stay the same as the 2018 race, and can be seen here:

London Landmarks half marathon route

How else can I run?

If you’re not successful in the ballot, you can apply to run with a charity place. Most of these will ask for a fundraising pledge of around £350, but will give you training and fundraising support along the way. Find out more about charity places here