In 2008 we created the first half marathon in central London. Now a multi-award winning event, the Royal Parks Half Marathon presented by Royal Bank of Canada, delivered in partnership with Limelight Sports, has become a ‘must do’ race for many runners.
The stunning 13.1 mile route takes in the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, such as Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall. It also passes through four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.
The Royal Parks Half is now a major annual fundraising event, raising sustainable funds to support London’s eight Royal Parks, whilst enabling charities of all sizes to be involved in a major challenge event. In the decade since we began, runners from around the world have raised nearly £50 million for over 1,000 UK charities.
For more information about the event, please visit the Royal Parks Half website.
Run for the parks
Our mascot Chester is recruiting runners for our Royal Parks Half 2020 team. To learn more about how to get involved, visit our half marathon challenge events page.
Volunteer to cheer at our Cheer Points on race day and help create a great atmosphere.