Run a half marathon for LSHTM in 2024

Gassani Amalia

After the success of our 2023 London to Brighton ride, with our team of 20 cyclists raising over £10,000 for scholarships, we are recruiting half-marathon runners to join our teams to represent LSHTM in the Cambridge Half Marathon on 3 March 2024 and the London Landmarks Half Marathon on 7 April 2024.

These popular events are open to all alumni, students, staff, former staff and friends of LSHTM. If you or someone you know is interested in taking part in one of our upcoming events and being offered a free half-marathon place, you can register your interest now:

You will be supported to set up a fundraising page and be part of a motivated team, challenging yourself, having fun, and making new connections. All our runners are eligible for a free gift bag from the alumni office following the event.

MSc students, complete the London Landmarks Half Marathon together.
The two Ciara’s 2023 MSc students, complete the London Landmarks Half Marathon together

Previous events

In 2023, three of our MSc students, Mollie, Ciara and Bella, completed the London Landmark Half Marathon with impressive times between 1hr 29 and 1hr 44, and the team raised over £6,000. They shared training and fundraising tips during the lead-up to the event and were cheered on by LSHTM staff on the day.

LSHTM Development and Alumni Relations staff (and friends) cheer on our 2023 runners in London
LSHTM Development and Alumni Relations staff (and friends) cheer on our 2023 runners in London

LSHTM’s community fundraising events have gone from strength to strength in recent years, and our teams of community fundraisers have really stepped up to the challenge of helping improve global health equity through participating in a sporting event helping raise funds to support the next generation of global health leaders.

Our inspirational fundraisers have taken on a variety of activities over the last six years. In 2018, MSc Public Health alumnus Luis Guerra and Epidemiologist and LSHTM scientist Dr Paul Mee ran the London Marathon, raising £3,000 for scholarships and the Steve Lawn Memorial Fund, and the Electronic Health Records Group at LSHTM cycled from London to Paris, raising over £22,000 for the Adrian Root Memorial Prize. In 2019, Jen, a friend of LSHTM, decided to run the London Marathon for her brother, Dave, who has ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome) because for Dave, “every day is like running a marathon”. In honour of their childhood dream to run the London Marathon together, Jen raised over £3,000 to support CureME, home of the UK’s first ME Biobank, leading ground-breaking research into ME/CFS, based at LSHTM.

Don’t miss your chance to take part in our half-marathon events in Spring 2024 by registering your interest today. If you have any questions, please email us: