It has been confirmed that Prince Harry will be presenting the winners’ prizes at this year’s 2013 Virgin London Marathon. Indeed, the royal will be at the end of the race to hand out the medals to the competitors.
He will be attending the race – taking place on Sunday April 21st – as part of his work as patron of the London Marathon Charitable Trust (LMCT), which is a three-year role that he undertook last year.
The royal is set to make the presentations to the winners of the Virgin Money Giving Mini Marathon, as well as the medallists in the elite men’s women’s wheelchair and IPC Athletics Marathon World Cup races. He will also be meeting a number of volunteers involved with the organisation of the race, as well as members of St John’s Ambulance.
Since Prince Harry became the patron of the LMCT, the organisation has joined him and the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in support of the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge.
The LMCT was initially set up in 1981 in order to provide funding for recreation facilities in London from the income that is generated by the marathon.
Two days prior to the marathon, Prince Harry is set to attend The Walking With the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge, which is a get together between a team of wounded servicemen and women who will be trekking 208 miles across the Antarctic to the geographic South Pole.
Preparations for the competitors will be stepping up in the next few days to ensure they are ready for the big day, however, those people that are just watching the event will want to book their places in central London hotels sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.