Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Welcomes Runners to the Capital for one of The Most Exciting Events in the Sporting Calendar!

Apr 17, 2013, 12:10 ET from Millennium & Copthorne Hotels

LONDON, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Sunday 21st April 2013 will see running enthusiasts coming together and hitting the streets of London for the Virgin London Marathon, for the 33rd consecutive year

This year, over 33,000 people are 'on course' to run the 26.2 miles across London. Many will be taking part in outrageous fancy dress costumes, including London buses and various animals, and last year the world record for the slowest time was set when Lloyd Smith completed the marathon wearing a deep sea diving suit weighing over 50 kilos! This year is set to be just as exciting, and Millennium & Copthorne Hotels have six hotels in London allowing you to relax in style after your day, whether you are taking part or spectating.

In addition to completing a personal achievement, many of the runners are taking part to raise money for charities, so even if you are not running yourself you can still be involved through sponsoring someone.  Some of the charities involved include the British Heart Foundation, Leukaemia CARE and the NSPCC; the event has already raised over £450 million for charity.

In addition to the marathon itself, there will be a marathon exhibition held at London's ExCel Centre, not to be missed by anybody interested in running or fitness. Taking place from the 17th-20th April 2013, all major athletic brands will be exhibiting, as well as some smaller companies, and a wide variety of products, from clothes to global navigation devices, will be on display.  

Whether you have managed to secure one of the coveted places in the marathon, or you are showing support, this is not an event to be missed! Millennium & Copthorne's stylish London hotels are the perfect place to stay during your visit to the capital and will offer you convenience, comfort and excellent transport links, to make your stay in the city unforgettable.



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