Run for charity at the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon

Want to take part in the capital’s greenest half this autumn, but missed out on a ballot place? Then snap up a charity place…

Royal Parks Foundation Half + Ultra 2013

The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon is truly one of a kind. The spectacular 13.1-mile route ensures runners get to take in a whole array of the capital’s incredible landmarks, including Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and the Royal Albert Hall. But that’s not all. Living up to its name, the course also weaves through four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens – making it the greenest and most picturesque city centre half marathon around. The course lends the event a magical, tranquil quality – one that you won’t forget in a hurry!

Not only is the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon a great race for runners – it’s a fantastic event for spectators, too! If you decide to take part, your family and friends can come to cheer you along from the many vantage points along the course, see the sights, have a picnic in the park and then make the most of the great Food and Fitness Festival, which includes hot food, drink and sampling stalls, a range of fun sporting
and creative activities suitable for all the family, as well as great live music and entertainment.

The ballot entry for the 2014 event has now closed, but if you’d like to be a part of this year’s event, don’t delay… snap up a charity place from The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, CLEFT or Womankind, and you could be lining up at the start in October and soaking up the amazing atmosphere as you run this great half marathon!

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