Following the announcement from the Government and the roadmap for lifting restrictions, we have made the decision to move the 2021 edition of the LLHM to Sunday 1st August 2021.

We have been working incredibly hard to try to deliver the race in a socially distanced format in May ensuring a safe race day for everyone. However, in light of the Government’s timeline for easing national restrictions, we believe postponing the race to the summer is the most sensible option to give the event the best chance of going ahead and to protect the huge amount of money the LLHM is aiming to raise for around 200 charities.

We are of course disappointed not to go ahead in May, but with restrictions planned to be lifted by the summer, we feel optimistic that we will be in a much brighter place in August and look forward to welcoming runners to a safe and very special race day. We will continue to plan for a range of scenarios, to ensure the health and safety of everyone on race day. 

We would like to say a very special thank you to Westminster City Council, the City of London Corporation and TfL who have worked incredibly hard to secure this new date for us in a busy London calendar. 

All runners with a confirmed place in LLHM 2021 will automatically be transferred to the new date. If a ballot place runner is unable to make this date, they will be able to request a refund, a free deferral to LLHM 2022 or to donate their entry fee to Tommy’s. Charity place runners who are unable to make the new date will need to contact their chosen charity to understand their options. We kindly ask all runners to refer to our FAQ page before contacting us if they have a question. 

With the public ballot closed, the only way to secure a place in LLHM 2021 now is through our ~200 charity partners. Charities with places include Tommy’s, Prostate Cancer UK, the British Heart Foundation, Guide Dogs, Alzheimer’s Research UK and Cancer Research UK. To find out more about how to secure a charity place visit

Finally, we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for your ongoing support and patience. The LLHM raises millions of pounds every year, and at a time when the charity sector needs more support than ever, it is vital that we can continue to provide an opportunity for runners to support causes close to their hearts.