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Sponsored challenges are not a new thing by any stretch, but this year is the first time Quetzal have had a coordinated team entry into a large-scale running event. The London Landmarks Half Marathon attracted over 14000 runners and raised over 7 million pounds for a range of charities.

We’re really excited to announce that our team of 10 raised over £3000 to support our work. These funds will make an amazing difference to us, and we are very grateful to all the runners that took part!

Originally planned for May 2021, the race was rescheduled due to Covid restrictions. Thankfully the 1st of August proved to be relatively cool. The 13.1 mile route took runners past many significant London Landmarks (hence the name!) and was lined by entertainers and cheer stations, many of which were themed around the experiences of the covid pandemic. The race also featured a memory mile where runners were able to reflect on their personal experiences of the pandemic and remember lost loved ones. Although tinged with sadness the day was full of celebration and excitement and was a fantastic way to mark the lifting of restrictions.

The Quetzal team was made up of a range of ages and abilities, including members of our staff team, a trustee and our volunteer community connectors. Our CEO even took part, limping over the finish line at well over 3.5 hours proving you really don’t have to be an elite runner to take part!

We have places available in the next LLHM which will take place on Sunday 3rd April 2022. If you’re interested in taking place register your interest here