Read on to find out more about some of the biggest cheer stations on display this year..
Loved throughout the world, celebrated in the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony and now with a star studded remake recently released, there was no better fit for a Tommy’s cheer point than a celebration of London’s most famous nanny, Mary Poppins?!
The British Heart Foundation
Once again The British Heart Foundation had their red route master bus (honouring London’s iconic red landmarks) in position; but this year The British Heart Foundation also celebrated the first modern flyover in London (Holborn Viaduct) and recreated the royal procession that took place at its opening.
Prostate Cancer UK
Prostate Cancer UK were raising a glass to runners as they championed London’s old and hidden pubs. Taking spectators on a 15th century journey, the dress code was bow ties, top hats and Houppelandes!
Alzheimer’s Society celebrated one of the nation’s favourite games, Monopoly. Runners were cheered on by Uncle Pennybags and even showered by pound notes as they celebrated the game that is synonymous with London.
Mind celebrated the Capital of Cool…London in the swinging sixties! The Mind cheerpoint gave ‘Satisfaction’ to all the ‘Heroes’ who came ‘Downtown’ to ‘Keep on Running’. They made sure to ‘Shout’ to get everyone to the finish line!
The Guide Dogs cheer point surprised runners with a burst of sensory experiences! There was music, explosions of colour and fragrant smells along with high fives from some special friends of the charity.
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity
What the Dickens! GOSH recreated the world of Dickens with a Victorian street fair including singers, a town crier, Victorian street games, costumed characters and Fagin's street urchins!
Inspired by Wish Child Dennis’s dream to be a DJ, the Make-A-Wish 'Wish Hero' cheer station was a wild 90’s rave! No rave is complete without live music, glow sticks, colourful lights and more!
Parkinson’s UK, Macmillan Cancer Support and Alzheimer’s Research UK
Since the Notting Hill carnival began in the 1960s, carnival culture has been a key part of London's identity and history and these three charities celebrated and embraced it! Parkinson’s UK, Macmillan Cancer Support and Alzheimer’s Research UK brought the noise, the fun and the vibrancy of London’s carnivals to the London Landmarks Half Marathon runners. There was live music, entertainers and colourful costumes at our very own carnival on the course!
Cancer Research UK
The first Cancer Research lab opened in the early 1900s on Victoria Embankment, so runners shouldn’t have been surprised to find a bunch of quirky scientist (wearing white lab coats and goggles) celebrating this on the route!
Bringing back great childhood memories of days out in London the NSPCC cheer station captured the atmosphere of a London parade, the feeling of being on the Mall for a Royal Wedding and the excitement of watching street performers at Covent Garden. Runners experienced the London sound-scape (think the chimes of Big Ben and tube announcements) alongside some of London’s most talented youth musicians.
Celebrating music from across London, DJ’s from Hillingdon Mencap Group rocked out to the best of London’s beats!
Based near Garlick Hill (named after the wharf where garlic shipments landed) JustGiving presented a seafarer and sailor theme for runners to enjoy!
Landmarks and Beyond
Celebrated London's kings and queens.
LLHM 2018 Charity Cheer Stations
Themed charity cheer stations celebrated our city's amazing heritage and culture.