Royal Parks

Half Marathon 2021

The stunning 13.1 mile route takes in the Capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.

This fantastic event is designed to showcase the best of London's city and parks, so that spectators have as much fun as the runners themselves.

How to register

Charity Place

To register simply click Join our team above. We ask each runner to pay £45 registration fee and pledge to raise £350 by 4 weeks after the run. 

Own Place

If you were successful in the ballot, we would love for you to run with us. You will receive the same support as a charity place runner, there is no minimum sponsorship requirement for own place runners.

What support will we provide

All members of our team receive the following as part of their commitment to fundraise for London's Air Ambulance Charity:

  • Fundraising pack full of hints and tips to help smash your target
  • A complimentary London's Air Ambulance running t-shirt
  • A dedicated support team, providing tailored advice and guidance
  • Team of cheerers along the route

Event Information

Date 10th October 2021
Location Hyde Park, London
Registration fee £45
Fundraising target £350

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FAQ's

How much is the registration fee?

£45

What is the minimum sponsorship?

£350

Who can take part?

You must be 17 years old and over. Wheelchair places are available, you must use a basic day chair.

Can I join the team if I have my own place?

Yes, we welcome all own place fundraisers to our Team. the only difference is there is no set minimum sponsorship.

Can I take part as a team?

Yes, you can be a team if your teammate(s) have a London’s Air Ambulance Charity place or their own place. We can combine your minimum sponsorship to create one team fundraising target.

How do I register?

You can register by clicking on the Join the Team button on this page.

What website should I use to set up my online giving page?

We have our own fundraising pages, you will be able to set up your page when you register or you can create and account to set your page up after you have registered.

Do I get a London's Air Ambulance Charity top to wear on the day?

We give all our runners the choice of the London’s Air Ambulance Charity running t-shirts or vests. These are sent out at least a month before the race with letters to personalise your top.

Will there be a cheer point?

Yes, our cheer point will be at the mile 7 and 10 in Hyde Park

Can my family and friends come to watch?

Yes, invite them to our cheer point! We will be at the mile 7 and 10 in Hyde Park.

How can I get my workplace to support me?

There are loads of ways your work can support your fundraising, here are a few ideas: there are loads of ways your work can support your fundraising, here are a few ideas:

  1. Match funding- some workplaces offer match funding where they match up to a certain amount of what you raise for example if you raise £500 they will match it and give you £500 making your fundraising total £1,000
  2. Add your online giving page to your work email signature
  3. Hold a bake sale, lunchtime activity or after work quiz
  4. Guess your finish time- £2 to guess a time, winner wins a prize or a % of the money from the game or a prize that has been donated to you.

What happens if I don't hit my target by the deadline date?

We will be in regular contact between the time you register and the event date. Fundraising deadlines are usually 4 weeks after the date of the event. We will confirm when you register what the deadline is. If at anytime you are concerned about your fundraising progress we ask that you contact us so we can help. If you are not able to reach the target by the deadline set we will work together with you to extend your deadline and support further fundraising activity to help.

Does the registration fee contribute towards my fundraising target?

Your registration fee contributes towards the cost of your place and is not included in your fundraising target.

Is there a cut off time?

Participants who have not yet passed the 6 mile point by midday will be asked to move on to the pavements, use pedestrian crossing points and then re-join the race route within Hyde Park.

What happens if I get injured or am no longer able to take part in the event?

If you are no longer able to take part please email events@londonsairambulance.org.uk if you have one of our charity places, we may be able to defer your place to the following year depending on the event. Please contact us as soon as possible so we can discuss what we can do to help.

How can I get a training plan?

Royal Parks have three training plans: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced https://royalparkshalf.com/training-plans/

If I have a question, what is the best contact details for the Events Team?

We know how much personal effort goes into arranging or taking part in a fundraising event, so we want to help you ensure the maximum return for your hard work. Our team is on hand to offer advice and support. Contact our Events team by calling 020 3023 3303 or emailing events@londonsairambulance.org.uk