The Royal Parks Half Marathon 2021

The Royal Parks Half Marathon, presented by Royal Bank of Canada, today unveiled a never-before-seen digital event experience for the upcoming race day

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.

Royal Parks Half Bins Plastic Bottles

The Royal Parks Half has announced that they will be plastic bottle-free for the 2019 race in October. Instead, runners will be given bio-degradable cups at water stations. In addition runners will be encouraged to bring reusable water bottles.

This welcome change is in line with their new environmental policy, which will include: no single use plastic being distributed to people attending the event, all plates, cutlery and food servings must be made from a compostable material, no products containing palm oil can be used on the event site and exhibitors will not be allowed to use balloons or leaflet anywhere on site.

Find all the info about the race and their sustainability efforts HERE.

Run the Parks: Ballot Open for Royal Parks Half

The ballot has opened for the 2019 Royal Parks Half Marathon today. The race takes place on Sunday October 13th and 16,000 runners will take part, running through four of London’s Royal Parks.

As well as supporting the Royal Parks charity the race leads the way with its sustainability efforts. Compostable cups, instead of plastic bottles, will be used, runners will receive a recycled polyester t-shirt on finishing (eliminating plastic wrap used when they are shipped to runners) and wooden medals.

In 2018, the Royal Parks Half Marathon’s fundraising efforts broke an all-time record and topped £6 million. Since the inception of the race in 2008, the money raised for over 1,000 charities including the Royal Parks, Cancer Research UK, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Macmillan Cancer Support and Mind nears £43 million.

So why not enter the ballot now? You can register your interest in the 2019 race by following the link: https://royalparkshalf.com/Enter-the-ballot/