2021 - London Landmarks Half Marathon

     
Sunday, May 23, 2021 - 08:00

This event is not your average half marathon! 

We have managed to secure 5 places for our supporters.  Places will be £50 deposit with a pledge to raise £500.  To secure a place please contact fundraising@cmvaction.org.uk for further information.

The 2021 event will celebrate the grand, quirky and hidden landmark moments of 2020. While participants run past some of London’s most spectacular landmarks, we will be shining a light on how we are coming together as a nation during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The race starts by The Strand, finishes by Downing Street and has fabulous views of London’s most iconic landmarks including Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Nelson’s Column, the Gherkin, the Shard, the Tower of London and the London Eye.

We will be shining a light on how we are coming together as a nation during this unprecedented time. We will bring to life:

THE GRAND: THE KEY WORKERS

We will celebrate the grand, heroic and incredible actions and services delivered by our nation’s key workers. From the NHS and teachers, to postmen, cleaners, bus drivers, emergency services, scientists and beyond. 

THE QUIRKY: THE LOCKDOWN LIFE

We will showcase some of the quirky, light-hearted and sometimes bizarre moments of lockdown life. From home-schooling and Zoom quizzes, to sourdough starters, flour shortages and PE with Joe. We’ll be trying to make runners smile along the route.

THE HIDDEN: THE UNSEEN ACTS OF KINDNESS

We will remember the daily kind gestures of neighbours and small sacrifices made that went unseen. From delivering food and medicine to each other, to sharing a socially distanced cup of tea on nearby doorsteps and gardens. We will honour how we made it through a time like no other with true community spirit and togetherness.

SPECIAL TRIBUTE: THE MEMORY MILE

We will also dedicate a mile of the route to running in memory of our loved ones who passed away during the pandemic, many of whom we were unable to pay tribute to at the time.

BRINGING LANDMARKS MOMENTS TO LIFE

Along our amazing route, runners will be immersed in our celebration of The Grand, The Quirky and The Hidden landmark moments of lockdown life. We will create interactive activations that will engage, entertain and inspire runners as they pass.

Don’t miss the classic LLHM favourites:
•    The Rave Tunnel
•    The Bow Bells at St Mary-le-Bow Church
•    Special guests greeting runners at the Finish Line 

We will also continue to use the race as an opportunity to celebrate London’s wonderful culture and communities, by reaching out to brilliant performers, volunteers and community groups across the capital to entertain and support runners along the route.

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