London Landmarks Half Marathon

We’re delighted to be taking part in the London Landmarks Half Marathon in 2021.

When: Sunday 1 August 2021

Where: London

The Horniman is a registered charity and needs to find an additional £2 million to fund its running costs every year from generous supporters.  But the impact of Covid-19 has been unprecedented in 2020.  Every day that the Museum is closed means that we lose vital income needed to help care for our animals and aquarium residents and to continue to maintain our Gardens and all our Collections. By supporting and sponsoring our runners, you can help the Horniman to continue being there for the local community as a resource of inspiration and lifelong learning.

This event is not your average half marathon! Following the global Covid-19 pandemic, LLHM 2021 will be re-themed to celebrate the grand, quirky and hidden landmark moments of 2020, shining a light on how we are coming together as a nation during this unprecedented time.

Many of you told us how much you appreciated the landmark Horniman Gardens being kept open throughout the lockdowns, as a place to exercise, de-stress and to see your friends and family. LLHM will be honouring the key workers, re-creating some of the fun moments of lockdown life, and remembering the kind actions of neighbours.

The Race

The 13.1-mile race starts on Pall Mall, finishes by Downing Street and has incredible 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.

View the London Landmarks Half Marathon 2019 Highlights.

Run for the Horniman Museum

Our Runners

We’re thrilled to announce our runners who are taking on this challenge for the Horniman. Click to read their stories and show your support by sponsoring if you can.

The Horniman’s CEO Nick is leading the way and taking on this challenge to raise some much-needed funds for the Horniman during these difficult times.

Local parent, resident and long-time visitor, Horniman Trustee Helen is showing her support by joining the race to help make a difference.

NHS nurse Angela is embarking on a fitness journey and challenging herself with this half marathon. Having grown up in Forest Hill, she is running to support the Horniman where she has spent many happy memories.

Aquarium Curator Jamie has been at the Horniman for 13 years. He’s taking on this challenge to raise funds for our animal and aquarium residents and has even agreed to run dressed as a walrus!

Kirsten is the Director of Collections Care & Estates and has been with the Horniman for an incredible 30 years. She is running every day in all weathers and aiming to complete the race in 2 hours.

Press Officer Stephanie has been a part of the Horniman for 8 years and has personally seen how the Museum and Gardens make a difference to people’s lives.

Graphic Designer Stewart is an keen runner and has been with the Horniman for over 20 years.

Ballot Places

If you were one of the lucky ones to secure your own ballot place, you can still run for the Horniman. As an own-place runner, there’s no minimum sponsorship to meet. All we ask is that you pledge to raise as much as you can. Please get in touch with our Fundraising team at