Royal Parks Half Marathon Launches Inspire Campaign

The Royal Parks Half Marathon has unveiled its Inspire campaign now set to take place on 11 April 2021. 
Charities are at the core of the Royal Parks Half and close to £50 million raised since its 2008 beginnings. Those charities including Golden Oak charity partners: Cancer Research UK, Great Ormond Street Hospital, British Heart Foundation, Mind and Tommy’s.

Looking for five lucky runners

Inspire, sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada will begin the search for five outstanding charity runners and will showcase these inspiring individuals.

The Royal Parks Half Marathon

Apply here

Charity runners can apply here, with the five runners selected at the end of 2020 through a committee of panellists. If you know someone running, you can nominate them too. Each runner will receive:

  • A VIP race place
  • A spotlight as an Inspire runner across the Royal Parks Half’s social media channels and website
  • Press coverage around their story and charity of choice
  • An exclusive Royal Parks Half race day pack with a Royal Parks’ bamboo hoodie, stainless steel water bottle and photo opportunity on the start line

Project Lead at The Royal Parks, Persephone Deacon-Cole, commented: “This year has tested so many of us. But through that adversity, we have all witnessed countless inspiring individuals, communities, and organisations rising to the challenges at hand.

“So many charities are facing dire circumstances and we have to come together as a community to help make a difference and raise those all-important funds.”

The Royal Parks Half Marathon

To run for charity in the 2020 Royal Parks Half Marathon, presented by Royal Bank of Canada, you can browse the charity partners here.

The Royal Parks Half Marathon celebrates the best of London’s spectacular green landscapes and iconic city landmarks. The route takes runners past many of the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads. You will run through four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.