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Was your New Year’s resolution to exercise more, be more active or spend more time on your health and wellbeing? Does the thought of running through miles of beautiful green parkland excite you or leave you in a cold sweat?

Don’t fret, we’re here to help! We have loads of challenges across the parks to suit first time runners all the way to the more experienced runner.

Go the whole (hedge)hog and run a full marathon

London Marathon

Virgin Money London Marathon

Sunday 22 April 2018

Take it to the extreme and challenge yourself to a full marathon – all 26 miles and 385 yards! We’ve still got places for the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon.

Join our very own Team Squirrel and, not only will you be conquering a full marathon, you’ll also be supporting the parks – preserving their fascinating and culturally important heritage, aiding in the protection of vulnerable wildlife and ensuring the parks are beautiful and bursting with life for now and future generations.

Get in quick registration closes Friday 26 January 2018!

Register for the Virgin London Marathon

Make it a half

Royal Parks Half Marathon

Royal Parks Half Marathon

Sunday 14 October 2018

Join our very own Team Squirrel and conker this stunning 13.1 mile route taking in four of London’s Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.

Register for the Royal Parks Half Marathon

Not quite a half but it’s close enough

London 10 Mile in Richmond Park

Timothy James & Partners London 10 Mile

Sunday 13 May 2018

If you’re comfortable running 10km (6 miles) but not sure if you’re ready to tackle a half marathon, then this race is for you! This 10 mile run takes you around the beautiful Richmond Park on closed roads.

There will be a Picnic in the Park in the event village with premium food and drink stalls, live music and fairground activities so you can celebrate your achievement after you’ve crossed the finish line.

Find out more about the Timothy James & Partners London 10 Mile.

Start with one of these and you’ll soon get the running bug

Each year there are a wide range of smaller fun runs, charity runs and we also have running clubs in the parks - here’s just a sample.

Greenwich Park

  • Run through Greenwich Park (5km or 10km)
  • Greenwich Park 10k
  • The Tough Runs (5km, 10km or 15km)
  • Run for Diabetes
  • Mencap Run

Bushy Park

Hyde Park

Keep an eye on our What’s on events calendar for more details of these running events and more!

Go it solo and explore over 5,000 acres of parkland

Make up your own running routes by simply following your nose. We have over 5,000 acres of parkland across the eight Royal Parks; you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to running routes - the hard choice is, which park?

To help you get started we’ve prepared six different running routes that will take you all over The Regent’s Park.

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