London Landmarks Half Marathon
Important Event Announcement
As you may know, the organisers of London Landmarks Half Marathon have been trying to secure a new date for the 2020 event.
Sadly, LLHM have announced the 2020 event will not be going ahead this year. The full statement from the organisers can be found here.
We know this will be incredibly disappointing news for you after the many months of training and fundraising. It is very disappointing news for us too - LLHM was set to raise over £200,000 to help us grant wishes to children across the UK. 2,000 children’s wishes are currently waiting to be granted as soon as it is safe for us to do so.
What happens next?
The organisers have let us know that places from this year’s event unfortunately cannot be rolled over to 2021. We are in conversations with them to find out more about their plans for next year’s event, and what this means for your Charity Place.
Applications for charities to buy places in next year's run have not yet opened. Once we have more clarification and a firm plan in place, we will be in touch with you all. Until we have further details from the organisers, we are not able to offer any deferrals to 2021.
In the meantime, we have prepared some questions which we think you’re likely to have below:
Q: When is the new event date for 2020?
The event organisers have not been able to secure a new date for the 2020 event. To read their full statement, please click here.
Q: What happens to my place?
The organisers have let us know that this year's places cannot be rolled over to 2021. Applications for charities to buy places for the 2021 event have not yet opened. We are currently in conversations with the organisers to find out more for you all, but we are unable to offer any deferrals to 2021 at this stage.
Q: What happens to my registration fee?
The registration fee is non-refundable.
Q: What happens to my fundraising?
All online fundraising is sent to Make-A-Wish on a weekly basis and so will have already been put to use helping us grant wishes for children across the UK. We currently have 2000 children whose wishes have been cancelled or put on hold as a result of corona virus. Now, our main priority is to make sure we have sufficient funds to grant their wishes as soon as we are able to.
Q: I have a ballot place – what does this mean for me?
As you received your place directly from the organisers, please visit their website to read their full update, by clicking here.
Q: Can I transfer my place to another event with Make-A-Wish UK?
We will be able to give more information once we have had more clarity around the 2021 event
Q: I had already deferred to 2021 prior to cancellation – what does this mean for me?
As above, applications for charities to buy places for 2021 have not opened. Once we have had another update from the organisers we will be in touch.
Q: Is there a virtual alternative I can take part in in the meantime?
Yes – the event organisers have launched the ‘Local Landmarks Challenge’. This is a solo virtual challenge that encourages runners to run any distance around their ‘local landmarks’ to earn their exclusive medal. This way they can continue fundraising and make the most of their training. The challenge was due to end on 3rd May, but they are still accepting new sign ups. Do not forget you can run any distance– it does not have to be 13.1 miles.
Runners will have to register for free for the virtual event and record their run using any tracking app before submitting a screenshot to the organisers. The submission link will be in their registration confirmation email.
Q: I have lost money due to the price of accommodation/travel, what can I do?
Please check with your insurance provider or travel agent.
Q: I am an international runner and I am not able to afford the cost of travelling over to the UK again. Is there something I can do instead?
Please see the above virtual event ‘Local Landmarks Challenge’, giving you the opportunity to complete a solo run and still help us raise funds for wishes.
Why run for us in the London Landmarks Half Marathon?
By becoming a #WishHero in the London Landmarks Half Marathon, you'll be helping to transform lives for children like Emilia, whose One True Wish Wish was to meet the Queen's Horse Guards.
Everyone has a different reason for running the London Landmarks Half Marathon - read about some of our 2020 #WishHeroes below.