London Landmarks Half Marathon

When:
Where:
Westminster, London
Distance:
Half Marathon (13.1 miles)
Minimum sponsorship:
£350
Registration fee:
£40
Runner dressed as a tap at London Landmarks Half Marathon WaterAid/Kieran Cashell

Event information

Help WaterAid #FinishThirst and join 10,000 runners discovering London's secrets at this brand new event.

The London Landmarks Half Marathon is a unique central London run, with the first-ever race taking place on 25 March 2018.

10,000 runners will start on Pall Mall, finish by Downing Street and have fabulous views of London’s most iconic landmarks including Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Nelson’s Column, the Gherkin, the Shard, the Tower of London and the London Eye.

The event is not your average half marathon – it will celebrate London’s wonderful culture and heritage. Runners and spectators will discover London’s hidden secrets, and mile markers will reveal quirky facts, from London’s biggest grasshopper to where the bowler hat was created.

When you cross the finish line you’ll achieve more than just your goal, you’ll be helping us to reach ours too: clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene for everyone, everywhere by 2030.

What people are saying

"It feels amazing knowing that a little bit of effort running an event can change someone’s life. And WaterAid were always there to support me all the way."
Craig Holliday

How we'll help

To help support all our runners in the lead up to race day we’ve teamed up with the company RunningwithUs to provide you with a special training package.

As a member of our team you’ll receive:

  • A bespoke training plan – suitable for your level of experience
  • Email helpline – ask a coach your training, race, nutrition or injury questions
  • Twitter and Facebook ask-the-coach services and webinar sessions.

That's not all. We'll also hook you up with:

  • A personalised WaterAid running vest or technical t-shirt
  • A fundraising pack to help you meet your targets
  • Fundraising and event resources like balloons, collecting tins and banners
  • Regular newsletters and emails to keep you updated
  • The opportunity to wear our famous WaterAid tap and toilet costumes
  • Support and advice from a dedicated member of the WaterAid events team.

Above all, we love hearing from you! If you have a question or just want to chat about your training, get in touch.

FAQs

I have my own place in this event, how can I join Team WaterAid?

Congrats on securing your own place – we'd love to have you on board!

To join Team WaterAid you can either pop us an email at [email protected] to let us know you’d like to join our team, or you can set up an online fundraising page on JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving. They'll tell us you’re fundraising for WaterAid and we’ll get in touch to say thank you and send you a fundraising pack.

I’m taking part in this event for WaterAid, how can I get a WaterAid top or cycling jersey to wear on the day?

I’m taking part in this event for WaterAid, how can I get a WaterAid top or cycling jersey to wear on the day?

If you’ve registered for a charity place or got your own place in any of our events, you'll receive your very own WaterAid running vest a few weeks before the race.

If you're taking on a different event for WaterAid and would like us to send you a vest or jersey, please contact us at [email protected].

What training advice and support do you provide?

We've teamed up with leading sport and training coaches RunningwithUs to provide expert training plans, tips and advice.

We have bespoke training plans, put together by RunningwithUs, and you'll get direct access to the expertise of our professional coaches. Whether you’re brand new to running or a seasoned cyclist, we have a training plan to help you. If you have any specific training questions, you can contact RunningwithUs directly by emailing [email protected]

I have an injury and now I can't take part in the event I signed up for. What should I do?

We're really sorry to hear that – please contact our events team at [email protected] to let us know you won’t be taking part.

What happens if I don’t reach my fundraising target?

If you’ve bought a WaterAid charity place in an event, we'll ask you to reach a minimum fundraising target. This will cover the cost of the event place and administration fees that WaterAid have to pay, and help provide much needed support to some of the world’s poorest communities.

If you're concerned you won’t reach your fundraising target, please get in touch with us as soon as possible. We're on hand to help you out with tips and ideas that will help you reach your target and we may be able to extend your deadline, so that you have that little bit longer to fundraise.

I’m stuck for fundraising ideas. Can you help?

You’ve come to the right place! Check out some great fundraising ideas and inspirational stories.

Once you’ve registered for an event, we’ll also send you a fundraising guide as part of your welcome pack. This has lots of great fundraising tips to get you off to a flying start.

How do I pay in my fundraising?

If you've raised money on JustGiving or VirginMoneyGiving, your job is done! All the online donations made to your fundraising page are automatically transferred over to WaterAid and allocated to your total.

If you've raised money offline, you can send in your fundraising by making a bank transfer, sending us a cheque, or paying in your money over the phone.

If you’re making a bank transfer please use the following details:

WaterAid Current Account
Barclays Bank PLC
Sort code: 20-65-82
Account number: 20422746

If you’re sending in a cheque, please make it payable to WaterAid and send it to:

WaterAid
47-49 Durham Street
London
SE11 5JD

Please also fill in a donation form with your name and details of your fundraising, and send it in to us. Otherwise we won’t know that the money is from you, and we won’t be able to thank you for your fundraising!

If you want to pay your money in over the phone, give us a call on 020 7793 4594.

Contact us

Have a question about the event you've signed up to? Or do you need some help choosing your next challenge?

Contact Becky in our Events team and she’ll be happy to help.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 020 7793 4594

You can also join the WaterAid Events Facebook group to get answers to any questions you may have.

Becky Harrison, WaterAid UK