Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust (SLCT) runs competition to design a mile marker for the London Marathon

The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust (SLCT) is running a competition to design a mile marker for next year’s London Marathon.

The winning entry will be seen by 40,000 runners on the day and millions worldwide watching on television.

Stephen Lawrence was a talented runner and wanted to train to be an architect.

He was a member of Cambridge Harriers running club and competed in the Mini London Marathon in 1988.

Sonia Watson, chief executive of the SLCT, said “This is a rare opportunity for architecture students to have their work seen by audiences across the world.

“It is also great way to celebrate the first Stephen Lawrence Day, bringing together his passion for architecture and design with his love of running.

“We are excited to see the designs that entrants come up with.”

The trust, set up in Stephen’s memory after he was killed in a racially-motivated attack in 1993, works with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, helping them into careers that may have been otherwise unobtainable.

The 25th anniversary of his murder coincided with the 2018 London Marathon and a team of 10 runners – Stephen’s Team – ran to raise funds for the trust.

The competition is aimed at Part 1 undergraduates and recently qualified Part 1 architectural assistants and applicants can enter either as individuals or as a team of four.

Applicants will be able to register for the competition and download the entry pack at from early October.

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