26 Feb

New Sponsor For City Mile

City of London Mile courseThis summer’s major new addition to the capital’s running scene has secured a title sponsor. The City of London Mile, will see the event being supported by new contemporary 4-star hotel group Amba Hotels which launches later this year in some of the capital’s most prestigious locations.

A range of runners, from international elites and Olympic medallists through to school-age children and business teams, will have the opportunity to run in the new event which is being held, for the first time, 60 years after Sir Roger Bannister ran the world’s first sub-four-minute mile.

The Amba Hotels City of London Mile is set to rival New York’s famous NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile and is open to everyone, raising funds for the two official charity partners Macmillan Cancer Support and Trinity Hospice. Organisers of London’s newest and most accessible race expect up to 5,000 people to take part and run Britain’s most historically important distance.

Taking place on Sunday 22 June the Amba Hotels City of London Mile starts and finishes next to St. Paul’s Cathedral and follows a historic route, which takes in Mansion House, the Bank of England, Guildhall & St Mary le Bow Church. The route also covers part of the London Olympic Marathon course.

Amba Hotels - Europe's largest four-star brand launch with 2088 rooms in the capital by 2016 - is launching with four hotels, situated just a few paces from world famous landmarks: Charing Cross, Buckingham Palace, Marble Arch and Tower Bridge. Amba Hotels CEO, Belinda Atkins commented: “Amba’s sponsorship of the City of London Mile is part of Amba’s ambition and commitment to support and be an active part of London’s cultural and sporting scene.”

Race Director Tom Snow commented: “We are pleased to welcome Amba Hotels as the title sponsor of the City of London Mile, and we are looking forward to growing the race and to fulfilling the Olympic Legacy in the heart of the city with their support. The course is iconic, fast and flat, and with the Mile being Britain’s most historically important distance we look forward to bringing the Amba Hotels City of London Mile to the city in June.”

With a tagline of ‘How fast can you run a mile?’ the Amba Hotels City of London Mile consists of five events: Family Mile, Youth Mile, Corporate Mile, International Mile and City of London Mile. A total of 5,000 places are available for the inaugural race this June.

Registration to the Amba Hotels City of London Mile is open with the full event details and timetable available at www.cityoflondonmile.co.uk