Join the AW wave at the Amba Hotels City of London Mile to celebrate this iconic distance and support the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund

Athletics Weekly has teamed up with the Amba Hotels City of London Mile to offer readers the chance to run in our very own AW wave at the new event this June.

Joining the Athletics Weekly wave means you will not only discover how fast you can run the iconic mile distance, but you will also support the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund. When better to take on the mile distance yourself than in the 60th anniversary year of Sir Roger Bannister’s first sub-four minute mile?

Amba CoLM route map

Taking place on Sunday June 22, the Amba Hotels City of London Mile – which earlier this year became one of London Athletics’ approved events and boasts 2011 world 1500m silver medallist Hannah England among its supporters – takes participants on a historic route taking in Mansion House, the Bank of England, Guildhall and St Mary-le-Bow Church, as well as part of the London Olympic marathon course.

The entry fee for the City of London Mile is £15, with £2.50 of that fee donated to the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund, which supports many of Britain’s most talented young athletes, if you choose to run in the AW wave.

Places are limited. Visit and enter using the code AWMILE to guarantee your place in the AW wave.

All finishers will receive a commemorative medal and goody bag.