The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon is a major annual charity fundraising event, which in just 4 years has helped to raise an estimated £11million for 365 UK based charities, large and small. Having won awards including Best Outdoor Event at the 2011 Event Awards, and Best New Event in 2008 at the Runner’s World Awards, it is one of the best half marathons for its runners too.


It is an iconic and picturesque half marathon racing through four of London's Royal Parks (Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James’s Park and The Green Park) and past some of the capital's most historic landmarks, including Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Houses of Parliament and Royal Albert Hall.


You can still be one of the 12,500 runners on the start line by choosing to run for charity or entering the Corporate Challenge before the registration deadline of Friday 17 August 2012. 

Run for charity

There are more than 200 charity partners of the Half Marathon who have guaranteed race places.  Running for a cause close to your heart is a great way to stay motivated through your training and will give you a real sense of achievement as you cross that finish line! After registering, the Half Marathon team provide handy fundraising tips and advice online right up to race day. Visit


Enter our Corporate Challenge

Need an exciting challenge to inspire your workplace? Gather together your work mates and enter a corporate team!  It’s a great way to encourage interaction and healthy competition between branches and departments, foster team spirit and help improve productivity in the workplace.  You can pit your company against others or create an internal challenge of your own by grouping runners into teams. Visit


Register your interest for 2013

Missed the registration deadline? Don’t despair, from 18 August you can register your interest online to ensure you’re the first to hear about the 2013 ballot for public race places. Keep a close eye on the website for further information:





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