Join our team in next year’s London Landmarks Half Marathon!

Tony Britton, PR and Fundraising Manager, ME Association

The date of the next London Landmarks Half-Marathon has been put back from 28th March to Sunday, 23rd May 2021.

The ME Association will again be fielding a team of 20 runners. Our application to field a team has been accepted and all that is left now is to complete the formalities and pay the cost of £127 per place.

We shall expect applicants to have a fundraising plan in place that will commit each entrant to raising at least twice that amount for the charity. Running track records will be considered should the number of applications be over-subscribed.

If you, a friend or a relative would like to take part, please let us know. Email our Fundraising Manager at tony.britton@meassociation.org.uk and we can discuss your application.

Clearly, undertaking an event involving activity and endurance of this nature, requires an individual to be physically fit. People who have M.E. should not be entering such events, but friends and family members might like to take on this challenge and help to raise awareness, and to raise funds, on their behalf.

We are also advertising this appeal for entries on the ME Association’s Social Media. Here’s the announcement from the organisers:

LLHM 2021 – New Date

We are delighted to announce that we have secured a new date for next year’s event. LLHM 2021 will no longer take place on the 28 March and instead will take place on Sunday 23 May 2021.

We are hopeful that the new date provides a greater buffer against any potential future impact caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and provides you with greater certainty about the event going ahead, as well as more time to market your places and recruit your team.

Making LLHM 2021 Safe

The safety of everyone involved is our number one priority and we have been working closely with The Great Run Company, our stakeholders, and a leading crowd management specialist to create a safe race day experience for all involved.

We are developing an adaptable plan which follows the latest DCMS and Run Britain measures can be put into place on race day if required. We are looking at how we can adapt many elements of the race from the assembly areas, the start and finish line experience, the route, feed stations, crowd flows, signage, communications, and road closure timings.

And as you are aware, within the 2021 Charity Partner Application Form, we are asking you to consider how you would create a socially distant cheer station.

We have secured permission for up to 14,500 runners to start the 2021 race. Our current modelling shows that we can safely accommodate this many runners within the space and time we have available and social distancing measures in place.

For more details on our social distancing plans, please visit our dedicated Covid-19 Safety web page.

The ME Association

Please support our vital work

We are a national charity working hard to make the UK a better place for people whose lives have been devastated by an often-misunderstood neurological disease.

If you would like to support our efforts and ensure we are able to inform, support, advocate and invest in biomedical research, then please donate today.

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