The Royal Parks Half Marathon
- Location: London
- Date: October each year
- Distance: 13.1 miles
- Difficulty: medium
- Age range: 17+
The Royal Parks Half Marathon is one of London’s favourite races. The 13.1 mile route takes you past stunning London landmarks and through the expansive royal parks, ending up at the Food and Fitness festival in Hyde Park.
The mostly flat, undulating route makes the race popular for first time half-marathoners, while also providing seasoned runners with the opportunity to best their record.
We have guaranteed entries to this event, so don’t worry if you missed out on tickets! Run for Link Ethiopia and enjoy a fantastic and rewarding day in the parks while raising money to change lives through education!
Get in touch now to register your interest.
There is no registration fee for this event, but we're asking our runners to commit to raising £300. This covers the cost of the race ticket, and means a good chunk of money can go straight to our projects in Ethiopia.
A half marathon is no mean feat! Running the 13 mile route requires some training and dedication in order to achieve a good level of fitness.
You must be at least 17 years old by the event day (Sunday 09 October 2016) to take part.
If you sign up to run the Royal Parks Half then Link Ethiopia staff will be on hand to support your fundraising, giving you the advice and motivation needed to achieve your goals.
You will also receive a pack from the event organisers, containing:
Your race pack contains the following:
* Race bib with timing chip attached
* Technical t-shirt
* Safety pins
* Race day booklet
The Royal Parks Half Marathon takes place in London on Sunday 9th of October, 2016. The event starts and finishes in Hyde Park.
The route is mostly flat, and measures 13.1 miles. According to the event organisers:
"The course will still continue to showcase iconic London through four 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, Horse Guards Parade and the Royal Albert Hall. Although undulating in parts, the course is not hilly and is great for either experienced or first time half marathon runners."
You should bring your race pack, and whatever you need to feel comfortable running 13.1 miles. Check out the event organiser's race day FAQ for exclusions and more guidance:
Link Ethiopia runners will raise a minimum of £300 for this event. In our experience this is a realistic goal for such a race, and our staff will be available to support and advise you on how to achieve your fundraising goals.
The Royal Parks Half Marathon's website is a good place to start for more information:
You can also check out their Facebook page here: