Frequently Asked Questions - London Landmarks Half Marathon 

LLHM 2021 PLACES

What date is LLHM 2021?

How can I take part in LLHM 2021?

When will the ballot for LLHM 2021 open?

How do I enter the LLHM 2021 ballot?

When will the ballot be announced?

Do I need to pay to enter the ballot?

Will there be a second chance ballot?

How do I get a place in LLHM 2021 if I am unsuccessful in the ballot?

How old do I have to be to enter the LLHM?

LLHM 2021 PLANS

How are you planning to make LLHM 2021 safe?

What is the LLHM 2021 theme?

How many runners will be taking part?

RUNNING QUESTIONS

Where is the start and finish line?

Is there a Bag Drop?

Is there a cut off time? 

How will my time be recorded?

Can I use headphones to listen to my music during the LLHM?

Will there be pacers?

Can I run in fancy dress?

Can I take part in my wheelchair?

I-TABS AND MERCHANDISE

Can I purchase an iTab after registering?

When will I receive my iTab?

What happens with my 2020 iTab order?

Where can I buy LLHM merchandise?

2020 RUNNERS

I am a 2020 ballot runner that requested to secure a place in LLHM 2021. What do I need to do?

I am a 2020 ballot runner that requested to secure a place in LLHM 2021. What happens if I can’t make the new 2021 event date?

Do I need to hold on to my 2020 race bib to use in the 2021 race?

I had a charity place in LLHM 2020. What do I need to do?

OTHER

Who owns the London Landmarks Half Marathon?

I run a business/community group along the London Landmarks Half Marathon. Is there any way that I can get involved?
 

LLHM 2021 PLACES

What date is LLHM 2021?

After careful consideration and planning conversations with our stakeholders, we have moved the date of LLHM 2021 from Sunday 28 March to Sunday 23 May 2021. We know there is a still lot of uncertainty about events in the current climate, so we are hopeful that this date provides a greater buffer against any potential future impact caused by the pandemic. By moving the event to later in the year we also hope that we are able to relieve pressure on NHS and emergency services following the winter months. 

How can I take part in LLHM 2021?

The LLHM 2021 Public Place Ballot is now open and will close on Monday 26 October 2020 at 12 noon. You can enter for free here

You can also take part in LLHM 2021 by supporting one of our fantastic charity partners.

Tommy's have the largest charity team and would love to welcome you onboard. Tommy's are offering free entry onto their team with a fundraising pledge of £350. Your support would help fund lifesaving research into baby loss and provide pregancy advice at a time of great need. 

You can secure your free place with Team Tommy's now and if you are successful in the ballot you can cancel your charity place with them. It's win win! 

Alternatively, we have over 150 other charity partners with places in the event who would be delighted to have you join their team of runners.

When will the ballot for LLHM 2021 open?

The LLHM 2021 Public Place Ballot is now open and will close on Monday 26 October 2020 at 12 noon. You can enter for free here.

How do I enter the LLHM 2021 ballot?

You can enter the Ballot for free here. The ballot will close on Monday 26 October 2020 at 12 noon.

When will the ballot be announced?

The LLHM 2021 Ballot results will be announced from November 2020, further details to follow.

Do I need to pay to enter the ballot?

The LLHM 2021 ballot is free to enter. If you are successful you will need to pay £57.50 for your place and any profit from your entry fee will go to baby charity, Tommy's who organise the London Landmarks Half Marathon. Tommy's exist to save babies' lives through funding research into miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth.

Will there be a second chance ballot?

Following the announcement of the main ballot, all unsuccessful ballot applicants will automatically be entered into a second chance ballot for free. This will allow us to re-allocate any unwanted main ballot places to others.

How do I get a place in LLHM 2021 if I am unsuccessful in the ballot?

Tommy's have the largest charity team and would love to welcome you onboard. Tommy's are offering free entry onto their team with a fundraising pledge of £350. Your support would help fund lifesaving research into baby loss and provide pregancy advice at a time of great need. 

You can secure your free place with Team Tommy's now and if you are successful in the ballot you can cancel your charity place with them. It's win win! 

Alternatively, we have over 150 other charity partners with places in the event who would be delighted to have you join their team of runners.

How old do I have to be to enter the LLHM?

You must be 17 or older to take part in LLHM 2021.

LLHM 2021 PLANS

How are you planning to make LLHM 2021 safe?

We are developing a plan which follows the latest DCMS and Run Britain guidance to ensure appropriate social distancing measures are in place on race day. We know you may be nervous about returning to a race environment, but we are working closely with our stakeholders, partners and a leading crowd management specialist to create a safe race day experience for all involved. We will always put the safety of our LLHM community first. For more details on our social distancing plans, please visit our dedicated Covid-19 Safety webpage.

What is the LLHM 2021 theme?

There will be a new one-off theme for LLHM 2021. While participants run past some of London’s most spectacular landmarks, LLHM will be shining a spotlight on the landmark moments of how the nation is coming together during the Covid-19 pandemic. LLHM 2021 will bring to life:

  • The Grand: Celebrating the grand, heroic and incredible actions and services delivered by the nation’s key workers. 
  • The Quirky: Showcasing the quirky and light-hearted moments of lockdown life to make runners smile.
  • The Hidden: Remembering the daily kind gestures of neighbours and small sacrifices made that went unseen. 

We also plan to dedicate a mile of the route to running in memory of loved ones who passed away during the pandemic. Please see here for more details.

How many runners will be taking part?

Our current modelling shows that we can safely accommodate up to 14,500 race starters with social distancing measures in place.

RUNNING QUESTIONS

Where is the start and finish line?

Our new Start Line is on Duncannon Street, by the Strand. The Finish Line is on Whitehall.

Will there be a Bag Drop?

Yes, more details will be released closer to the event.

Is there a cut off time? 

Yes, you must be able to complete the half marathon distance in 4 hours. After 4 hours the roads will need to re-open and runners will be asked to continue on the pavement.

How will my time be recorded?

Your time will be recorded with UHF Chip technology. Your finish time will be texted to you after crossing the finish line and will be available on the London Landmarks Half Marathon website.

Can I use headphones to listen to my music during the LLHM?

We strongly discourage the use of any equipment that acts as an impediment to hearing or concentration when competing. This includes, but is not limited to, mobile telephones, personal stereos and MP3 players. We cannot be responsible for accidents resulting from taking part with such equipment. We will have the most fantastic entertainment lined up on the route that you won't want to miss.

Will there be pacers?

We hope there will be pacers on race day, but we won’t be able to confirm this until our social distancing plans for race day have developed further.

Can I run in fancy dress?

Yes you can – we love to see runners in fancy dress! Please be aware of the cut off times to ensure that your fancy dress outfit will not impair your ability to complete the course in this time. If you plan to run in a quirky costume or aim to break a world record, please get in touch with us at [email protected] and let us know.

Can I take part in my wheelchair?

Unfortunately, we are not currently able to accommodate wheelchair athletes but this is something that we are hoping to introduce in subsequent years.

I-TABS AND MERCHANDISE

Can I purchase an iTab after registering?

If you sign up to LLHM 2021 and would like to order an iTab to make your LLHM finisher’s medal extra special, here's how to do so:

1. Head to https://myevents.active.com and sign-in. You will set up a login when you complete the official registration, if you did not have one before.

2. Find your LLHM 2021 registration and click on it.

3. There will be an option to Purchase Merchandise – click on that.

4. The page will show a list of available merchandise, click on the iTab option.

5. Follow the instructions until you have completed the purchase.

Before you purchase your iTab, please do check that you didn't already order one when you completed your registration by checking your confirmation email.

When will I receive my iTab?

iTabs will be posted to runners after the event.

What happens with my 2020 iTab order?

If you are an LLHM 2020 runner who ordered an iTAB, these are your options:

Option 1: Local Landmarks Challenge
If you took part in the Local Landmarks Challenge, you can include your customised iTAB in your medal by clicking here.

Option 2: Claim a credit
If you did not take part in the Local Landmarks Challenge, you can claim a credit for your iTAB and use it for LLHM 2021. You will able to claim your credit here when you have taken part in the 2021 race.

iTabs are provided by our partner My Sporting Times. Since the cancellation of the LLHM 2020, if you purchased an LLHM iTAB your purchase has automatically been added as a credit on their system.  

You can redeem this credit once you have taken part in a future event such as the LLHM 2021. Your iTAB will remain as a credit on their system for an unlimited time until you choose to redeem it. Events are only listed on the iTAB website once they have taken place, this is so that you can include your finish time in the iTAB.

If you are having any issues completing your name/time/distance on your iTAB please contact our partner directly on [email protected] and they will be able to help you.

Where can I buy LLHM merchandise?

You can purchase a range of exclusive LLHM merchandise through our online shop.

2020 RUNNERS

I am a 2020 ballot runner that requested to secure a place in LLHM 2021. What do I need to do?

LLHM will have emailed you on Thursday 24 September 2020 to ask you to confirm your LLHM 2021 place, by completing your registration and paying your entry fee. 

You need to complete your registration by Monday 5 October at 5pm to officially secure your place in LLHM 2021. If you do not complete your registration by this date, you will lose your 2021 place.

If you did not receive an email from LLHM, please contact us at [email protected] 

I am a 2020 ballot runner that requested to secure a place in LLHM 2021. What happens if I can’t make the new 2021 event date?

LLHM 2021 will now take place on Sunday 23 May 2021. If you cannot make the new 2021 event date, we would be incredibly grateful if you chose to donate your entry fee to Tommy’s who organise the LLHM.

If you are not in a position to do this, please email [email protected] with your full name, and we will be able to offer you a full or partial refund of your LLHM 2020 entry fee.

If you do not contact us by Monday 5 October, we will assume you cannot make the new date and your LLHM 2020 entry fee will be donated to Tommy’s.

Do I need to hold on to my 2020 race bib to use in the 2021 race?

No, you do not need to hold on to your 2020 race bib.  You will be issued a new race bib for 2021. This will be sent out with your race pack closer to race day. 

I had a charity place in LLHM 2020. What do I need to do?

If you had a charity place in LLHM 2020, you will need to speak to your chosen charity to find out your options for LLHM 2021. LLHM 2020 charity places do not automatically rollover to LLHM 2021, however you can still secure a place in LLHM 2021 through your chosen charity if they choose to partner with LLHM again. Please bear with your charity and LLHM whilst 2021 places are being finalised. 

OTHER

Who owns the London Landmarks Half Marathon?

The event is owned by baby charity, Tommy's. Tommy's have launched this event to benefit the charity sector. The profits from the LLHM go to baby charity, Tommy's who organise the race. Tommy's exist to save babies' lives through funding research into miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth.

I run a business/community group along the London Landmarks Half Marathon. Is there any way that I can get involved?

Yes, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact [email protected] to discuss your involvement.