EVENT CANCELLATION

It is with a heavy heart that we sadly announce it is not possible for LLHM 2020 to be postponed and so it will be fully cancelled. Due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the government imposed requirements for social distancing to stay in place to prevent the spread of the virus for the foreseeable future until either a vaccine is developed or the virus dissipates, it would not be practical to plan for another event this year. 

We understand this is incredibly disappointing news for everyone who was due to take part this year.  It is not a decision we wanted to make but we know you will understand why the event cannot take place this year, and now cancellation is our only option as this is in the best interests of your health and safety.

We would like to say a very special thank you to Westminster City Council, the City of London Corporation and TfL for their support throughout this challenging time.

OPTIONS AVAILABLE

We know this news will come with lots of questions about what this means for you. In light of the event cancellation, we have set out the options that are available to you below. You will also receive an email from LLHM reiterating these options. 
 

Ballot Runners

OPTION 1: SECURE A PLACE IN LLHM 2021 

You can secure a ballot place in LLHM 2021 without going through the ballot process by paying the 2021 entry fee.

This option is subject to current Government restrictions being lifted and which would allow LLHM 2021 to go ahead in its current planned format and capacity on Sunday 28 March 2021, as well as LLHM being satisfied (in LLHM's discretion) that the event can take place safely.  

As we know you will understand, although we are hopeful that LLHM 2021 will go ahead as planned in March, we are not in a position to provide an unconditional guarantee for anything at the moment and will be keeping the situation under review.  We will contact you nearer the time if we consider it necessary to change the format of LLHM 2021, or to postpone or cancel LLHM 2021.

If you would like to select this option, please complete this form no later than 5pm on Friday 29 May. 

Once LLHM 2021 has been launched, we will send you a link to pay for your entry fee which will secure your place in the event. All profits from your entry fee will go to baby charity Tommy’s who organise the LLHM.

If the event is unable to go ahead on Sunday 28 March 2021 or the format of the event needs to change to accommodate social distancing measures that may still be in place, we will email you your options once we know more.  

OPTION 2: DONATE YOUR ENTRY FEE TO TOMMY’S

The LLHM is a 100% not-for profit event, organised by baby charity Tommy’s. If you do not want to take up the option of a LLHM 2021 ballot place, we would be very grateful if you would consider donating your entry fee to Tommy’s to help us continue with our vital work in saving babies’ lives.

Tommy’s has been hit very hard by this pandemic and more than 40% of our income is at risk. By donating your entry fee you will support us to continue funding research at the Tommy’s centres to help us make the UK the safest place in the world to give birth. You will also be helping us to continue to support pregnant women, a high-risk group for coronavirus, and take pressure off the NHS. To find out more about Tommy’s please click here.

If you wish to donate your entry fee, please complete this form no later than 5pm on Friday 29 May.

OPTION 3: REQUEST A REFUND

Under our standard terms and conditions, cancellation falls outside of the limited circumstances in which refunds may be given. However, due to these extraordinary circumstances we have decided to make an exception and are offering runners the opportunity to request a refund of their LLHM 2020 entry fee if none of the above options work.

The LLHM is different from other events as it is 100% not-for profit, organised by baby charity Tommy’s to benefit many other good causes. All proceeds from the LLHM go towards Tommy's who do vital work in funding research to saving babies’ lives. 

Following the cancellation of the event in March, all runners received their LLHM 2020 t-shirt and race bag free of charge and were offered the opportunity to complete the Local Landmarks Challenge and receive a medal. These costs were covered by runners’ original LLHM 2020 entry fee. 

Under the challenging circumstances caused by Covid-19, we’ve tried our hardest to offer you a range of fair alternatives and would be very grateful if you selected to donate your entry fee to Tommy’s instead of requesting a refund. The charity has been hit very hard by this pandemic with more than 40% of our income at risk. Donating your entry fee will help minimise our losses and support us in continuing to fund our research to help save babies lives and host future LLHM events. 

If you wish to request a refund, please email us at [email protected] no later than 5pm on Friday 29 May 2020. We will send you an email shortly after with next steps.

If we do not hear anything from you in relation to any of the above three options by 5pm on Friday 29 May 2020, we will assume that you wish for your entry fee to be donated to Tommy’s.  
 

 

Charity Runners

Your charity will be contacting you in the next few days to discuss your options and next steps. Please be patient with your charity at this very busy time. If you haven’t heard from your charity after a few days, please contact them to understand the next steps.

As your place belongs to your charity, any decision about your place must be made by your charity.  LLHM cannot issue charity runner refunds or deferrals.

Partner/Sponsor/Media Runners

Please contact the organisation who allocated you your place once LLHM 2021 has been launched later this year. At that point, the organisation will be able to let you know your options.
 

FAQs

Why do I have to pay to secure a place in LLHM 2021? 

Under our standard terms and conditions, ballot places cannot be deferred or transferred. However, due to these extraordinary circumstances we have decided to make an exception and are offering all runners the opportunity to secure their 2020 ballot place to LLHM 2021, by paying the LLHM 2021 entry fee.  

The LLHM is different from other events as it is 100% not-for profit, organised by baby charity Tommy’s to benefit many other good causes. All proceeds from the LLHM go towards Tommy's who do vital work in funding research to saving babies’ lives.  

Following the cancellation of the event in March, all runners received their LLHM 2020 t-shirt and race bag free of charge and were offered the opportunity to complete the Local Landmarks Challenge and receive a medal. These costs were covered by runners’ original LLHM 2020 entry fee.  

Under the challenging circumstances caused by Covid-19, we’ve tried our hardest to offer you a range of fair alternatives whilst trying to minimise the loss experienced by Tommy’s at this unprecedented time. We really appreciate your patience and support with this decision. 

Can I transfer my ballot place to someone else for LLHM 2021?

No, ballot places cannot be transferred. If you are unable to take part in LLHM 2021, we would be so grateful if you would consider donating your entry fee to Tommy’s. 

What do I need to with my LLHM 2020 race pack?

Runners will have received their LLHM 2020 race packs in the post at the end of March containing an LLHM 2020 t-shirt, race bib and drawstring bag. In light of the event cancellation, we will not be asking runners to send these back to us. Please keep these items as part of your LLHM collection and we hope you wear your yellow t-shirt with pride. 

My t-shirt doesn’t fit, can I have another one?

We’re sorry to hear that your t-shirt doesn’t fit. Unfortunately we are unable to swap t-shirt sizes from the original order. 

We recommend joining the Landmarks Facebook support group and making a request to swap with a fellow LLHM runner. The group has many friendly and supportive members, so there might be someone willing to swap their t-shirt with yours.

What happens with my iTAB order?

An ITAB is an engraved insert that personalises your medal.

If you are an LLHM 2020 runner that has ordered an iTAB here are the options for your iTAB order.

Option 1: Earn the LLHM 2020 medal and redeem your iTAB by taking part in the Local Landmarks Challenge 

You can earn your LLHM 2020 medal and include your customised iTAB in your medal by taking part in the Local Landmarks Challenge. The challenge is a solo, virtual run around your local landmarks. Distances over 5K qualify for the challenge and you can run the total distance over multiple runs or days. To check out the LLHM 2020 medal please click here. To find out more about the Local Landmarks Challenge and register click here

Once you've completed your challenge, you can customise your iTAB with your name, distance and time by clicking here.

Option 2: Claim a credit

If you would prefer not to take part in the Local Landmarks Challenge you can claim a credit for your iTAB and use it in any future event you take part in. To claim your credit please click here.

Is there a virtual event I can take part in instead of LLHM 2020?

If you would still like the opportunity to make the most of your training and earn your exclusive Landmarks medal we encourage you to take part in the Local Landmarks Challenge. The challenge is a solo, virtual run, around your local landmarks. To find out more click here

To support your chosen charity through the Local Landmarks Challenge please continue to fundraise for them as normal through your original LLHM 2020 page. There is no need to set up a new page. 

Can I still earn my Landmarks medal?

Yes, you can earn your LLHM 2020 medal by taking part in the Local Landmarks Challenge. The challenge is a solo, virtual run, around your local landmarks and is free to enter if you have a place in LLHM 2020. To check out the LLHM 2020 medal please click here. To find out more about the Local Landmarks Challenge and register more click here.

Everyone who takes part in the Local Landmarks Challenge will be awarded the original LLHM 2020 medal. Our LLHM 2018 and LLHM 2019 medals have won the 'Medal of the Year' award two years running, so we hope you love the LLHM 2020 medal as much as we do. To check out the medal please click here

We ask that you pay the £2.50 postage and packaging cost of the medal to help Tommy's with the costs of the new challenge. 

I took part in the Local Landmarks Challenge. What medal will I receive?

As the LLHM cannot go ahead this year, as promised we're delighted to award everyone who took part in the challenge the original LLHM 2020 medal. Our LLHM 2018 and 2019 medals have won the 'Medal of the Year' award for two years running, so we hope you love the LLHM 2020 medal as much as we do. To check out the Local Landmarks Challenge medal please click here.

Can I still take part in the Local Landmarks Challenge?

Yes the Local Landmarks Challenge has been extended until 7th June and is the perfect opportunity to continue to fundraise for your chosen charity and earn the exclusive LLHM 2020 medal. Please see here for more information. 

Can I still buy LLHM merchandise?

Yes, you can. Please visit our online shop to buy the latest LLHM merchandise.

When will you open the public ballot for the LLHM 2021?

Information on LLHM 2021 entry will be available later this year once we have a better idea of the format the event will take.  

Can I pre-register for LLHM 2021?

Yes you can pre-register for LLHM 2021 here

If you have a question, please remember to read carefully through all the information above first, before getting in touch with us to help our small team manage during this busy time. If you can’t find an answer, please contact us at [email protected]