The London Landmarks Half Marathon (LLHM) has entered into a new three-year partnership with The Great Run Company, appointing the Great North Run organiser as event delivery partner.

The Great Run Company will bring 40 years’ of operational experience and expertise to LLHM and will support the event and its next phase of development.

The fourth edition of LLHM will now take place on May 23, having been moved from its original date of March 28.

In a statement the organising team said: “We know there is a still lot of uncertainty about events in the current climate, and while we cannot predict where we will be as a nation in eight months’ time, we are hopeful that our date change provides a greater buffer against any potential future impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The safety of everyone involved is our number one priority and we know you may be nervous about returning to a race environment. Planning for the 2021 event is a collaborative effort and coupled with our date change we are working closely with our stakeholders, partners, and a leading crowd management specialist to plan out how the LLHM will be adapted to stage a socially distanced LLHM in 2021 if required.”

The plans follow the latest DCMS and Run Britain guidance to ensure appropriate measures are in place on race day to keep everyone as safe as possible. According to LLHM, current modelling and planning shows that it can safely accommodate up to 14,500 race starters with social distancing measures in place.