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Set yourself a challenge and run the world’s most famous marathon for The Royal Parks on Sunday 3 October 2021. The race takes in stunning sites across London, starting in our very own Greenwich Park and finishing on The Mall in St James’s Park.

To join Team Royal Parks, submit your application today! If successful, you will have to pay a £75 registration fee to secure your place and pledge to raise a minimum of £2,000 (excluding Gift Aid).

For further information, please read the terms and conditions of our charity race places.

Why run with us?

Our eight royal parks are some of Britain’s most loved green spaces, covering 5,000 acres and enjoyed by more than 77 million people a year - from local Londoners to visitors from around the globe.

The parks provide essential quiet spaces for people to escape the pressures of daily life, improve their physical and mental wellbeing and discover the wonders of the natural world. They've been a part of London's identity for hundreds of years.

Your fundraising will help us to care for the parks, conserving their natural landscapes and keeping them accessible for everyone. Run with us to keep the royal parks beautiful and bursting with life for all to enjoy, for today and future generations!

The support you'll get

As well as your guaranteed race place in the Virgin Money London marathon, you’ll be provided with…

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

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

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