London Landmarks Half Marathon rescheduled for August amid plans to ease lockdown

Children’s charity Tommy’s has rescheduled its London Landmarks Half Marathon (LLHM) fundraiser to allow the option to organise the event in person amid an easing of lockdown restrictions this year.

Masss events may be able to take place from the end of June, according to the government’s proposed roadmap for removing social distancing restrictions this year as more adults in the UK are vaccinated against Covid-19.

LLHM was to take place in a socially distanced format in May.

But the event, which aims to raise money for around 200 charities, will instead take place on 1 August, social distancing guidelines permitting.

“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,” said the organisers

It added: “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.”

All those with a confirmed place will be automatically entered into the August event. With the public ballot to take part now closed the only way to secure a place is through the event’s charity partners, which includes Prostate Cancer UK, Guide Dogs and the British Heart Foundation.

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