23 May 2014

Entry to the Amba Hotels City of London Mile free from 23rd May

We are very excited to announce that, from May 23rd, entry to the Amba Hotels City of London Mile will be free of charge to all participants.

The original entry fees have been slashed making the race accessible to all thanks to the long-term support pledged by title sponsor Amba Hotels, as well as Run-Fast Retail, Mizuno and London based I.T. firm Computers in the City. Their assistance has allowed the race organisers to restructure as a free event, ensuring future editions of the race and enabling a much wider audience to take part in an organised sporting event in central London.

This is a very exciting time for us. The initial purpose of holding a mile race was to make it something anyone could take part in, as the training is not as time consuming as for other events such as a 10k or half marathon. The support we’ve received now makes our event fully inclusive and we hope more people are inspired to take part. I am extremely grateful to Amba Hotels and our other partners for their support.

Race Director Tom Snow

Amba’s headline sponsorship of the City of London Mile is part of our commitment to support and be an active part of London’s cultural and sporting scene. We are delighted that our support means everyone, from Londoners to visitors alike, will have the opportunity to take part in this prestigious event and enjoy the community spirit and iconic scenery the race will offer.

Amba Hotels CEO Belinda Atkins

We hope that people from all walks of life and of all ages and running ability will challenge themselves on race day. Runners will set off in accordance with their predicted finishes times, which currently range from four to 20 minutes so everyone truly has an opportunity to be part of the legacy begun by the London Olympic Games.

Run-Fast Founder Peter McHugh

Those who have already paid to enter will be contacted about refunds and entrants still have the option to raise funds for charities and causes such as MacMillan Cancer Support, Trinity Hospice, the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund and Lite@Nite.

The Amba Hotels City of London Mile consists of five events: Family Mile, Youth Mile, City of London Mile, Corporate Mile, and International Mile. With entries now free everyone can come and #RUNCITYMILE.