The London Landmarks Half Marathon is back for its second year. The flat, closed road course takes runners through central London, passing Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Nelson’s Column, the Gherkin, the Shard, the Tower of London and the London Eye.

Despite only being in its second year, due to the popularity of last year’s event, there is now a ballot in place to help select runners fairly to take part in the race. According to event organisers, over 55,000 runners have already registered their interest in running the 13,000 capacity race.

The ballot for the London Landmarks Half Marathon opens on Monday 2 July at noon and runs until noon on Monday 9 July 2018. The results are announced on Thursday 12 July 2018.

It’s completely free to enter the ballot, you only pay the £55 entry fee if you get a spot in the race. All of the money raised from the cost of entry goes to the primary charity partner, Tommy’s – a UK baby charity that funds research to prevent miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth.

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