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Join The Royal Parks Challenge Events Team and take on one of London’s most popular challenge events from the options listed below. To secure your charity place simply pay your registration fee and pledge to raise funds to support The Royal Parks.

Our eight Royal Parks are one of Britain’s greatest national treasures, covering 5,000 acres of green space to more than 77 million visitors a year - from local Londoners to visitors from around the world. Your fundraising will help preserve the Royal Parks’ fascinating and culturally important heritage, and aid in the protection of its vulnerable wildlife. They provide essential green space for people to use, improving physical and mental wellbeing and discovering the natural world. Help us keep the Royal Parks beautiful and bursting with life for all to enjoy, for today and future generations!

What you will get from us

We like to look after our people, giving you the VIP treatment you deserve! You’ll be provided with…

  • A guaranteed race place
  • A sustainable Royal Parks running vest or cycle jersey
  • E-resources including support and advice from experienced fundraisers to help you hit your target, along with tips on training for your challenge
  • A dedicated team to keep you motivated and get you ready for race day
  • E-newsletters and regular phone calls to keep you motivated

If you have any questions about joining Team Royal Parks you can call us on 0300 061 2285 or email us at

Run the Virgin Money London Marathon

Apply for a place to run the London Marathon 2022 for Team Royal Parks.

Take on Swim Serpentine

Join Team Royal Parks and take on Swim Serpentine in September 2022.

Run the Royal Parks Half

Support The Royal Parks by running the 2022 Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday 9 October 2022.

Got your own ballot/place?

If you already have your own place in a sporting event you can still be part of Team Royal Parks!

Our mascot Chester

Super squirrel Christian took on the challenge of completing the Royal Parks Half Marathon as our mascot Chester the Squirrel.

Fundraising tips

Fundraising can be as fun and rewarding as conkering your physical challenge. Use our fundraising tips and watch those pennies come rolling in.

How to pay in your sponsorship money

You’ve done the hard work and squirreled away those pounds - here’s how you can safely send your money in to us.


Whatever level you're at, we have a training plan to help you enjoy your running experience.

Injury prevention

Follow our experts' advice on how to prevent injury in the run up to race day.

Team Royal Parks Alumni

Each year hundreds of supporters help raise vital funds to support our eight beloved royal parks.

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