London Landmarks Half Marathon 2023: everything you need to know

Enter the ballot now for the 2023 race!

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Matt Alexander

Following the success of this year's event, the London Landmarks Half Marathon (LLHM) will be back in 2023 for its sixth year… and event organisers promise it will be bigger and better than ever!

With a new route, a wheelchair-accessible course and more race places on offer than ever before, the 2023 event looks set to be an extraordinary day. Here's everything you need to know about next year's race…

When does the LLHM 2023 take place?

Next year's LLHM is set to take place on Sunday 2nd April 2023.

When is the LLHM 2023 ballot open?

The ballot for LLHM 2023 opens on Thursday 7th July, with hopefuls able to enter until Thursday 14th July. This gives you a full week to get your name in the ballot. To enter the LLHM ballot, click here!

When will I find out if I have a place in the LLHM 2023?

The good news is, once you've entered the LLHM 2023 ballot, you don't have long to wait to find out if you've got in. Successful entrants will hear whether they have a place in the race on Wednesday 20th July.

If you don't get a place via the main ballot, it's not over just yet… all unsuccessful applicants automatically get entered into a Second Chance ballot for free, which allows organisers to reallocate any unwanted main ballot places.

How much is a place in the LLHM 2023?

It's free to enter the LLHM 2023 ballot. You'll only need to pay for your place if you're successful. Entry is £60 and, because it's a 100% not-for-profit event, all profits go to charity, including to race organiser Tommy's, the largest UK charity researching the causes and prevention of pregnancy complications, miscarriage, still birth, premature birth and neonatal death.

Over the past five years, the LLHM has raised an incredible £28.2 million for Tommy's as well as many other great causes, so your entry fee really does make an enormous difference.

How many participants will there be in the LLHM 2023?

Some 12,000 runners crossed the finish line in the 2022 event. This year, race organisers have increased the number of race places to 16,000, so your chance of being able to take part is higher than ever before.

What is the LLHM 2023 route?

2023 will see a change to the LLHM route, with the new course taking in the iconic Westminster Bridge and Charing Cross Road, alongside the other iconic London landmarks that make this such a standout race, including Big Ben, St Paul's Cathedral, The Shard and the Tower of London. The new route will also be fully accessible, meaning the race can officially welcome wheelchair participants in 2023.

Themed, 'The Grand, The Quirky & The Hidden', the race also showcases some of the capital's more hidden highlights, such as English Dictionary-creator Dr Johnson’s house, the Bow Bells and the hidden Roman Baths.

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