September 19, 2012, 7:50 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- London's Ďmusic half marathon' is back for its fifth year this October 21st, and with over 18,000 runners expected to turn up, 2012's Run to the Beat is set to be a crowd-pleaser, as well as a good work-out.
Taking on a 13-mile course which begins at the 02 Arena in Greenwich, and takes on a south-eastward bent towards Woolwich Arsenal before bending around underneath Charlton, up and around Maze Hill and then back towards Greenwich, runners will be accompanied by some great live acts along the way.
But the beauty of Run to the Beat is the music. Not only are iPods allowed, they are actively encouraged, and the event will also house up to 12 stages along the route with live music selected by City Showcase.
The main stage will be at the start and finish line, where supporters and runners alike can warm up (and down) with some of 2012's one-to-watch acts. There will also be stages and iPod stations along the way for a musical pump-up, should it be necessary.
Last year's event included acts such as Calvin Harris and Annie Mac, with Tinie Tempah welcoming home the runners in 2010. LondonTown.com, the number one internet site for London, is on hand to help out visitors and locals who want to make the most of the weekend, with some deals on hotels in London for this mid-October weekend.
Four star Radisson Edwardian New Providence Wharf, located near Canary Wharf, is available for just £62 per night, a discount of 88% - the perfect way to prepare in peace and quiet. On the other side of the river, in Shoreditch is the RE London Shoreditch Hotel with prices starting at £91 for the same night.