The ballot has closed for the popular Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon. However there are still a number of charity places available for this year’s race which goes through the streets and Royal Parks of central London.
The stunning 13.1 mile route takes in the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads and through four of London’s eight Royal Parks - Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens. The run through all these historic parks makes it one of the greenest and most scenic half marathons in the world.
The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon also provides the ‘Food and Fitness Festival’ for those who come to support their friends and family. There will be a wide range of fun sporting and creative activities for all to try, a tempting food market, live music and entertainment.
Head of Major Events at Royal Parks Foundation, Sally Barney, said; “This year the event will be in its eighth year and continues to grow in popularity. We had our highest application for the public ballot ever, but if you missed out, there is still an opportunity to take part by applying for a charity place.”
The event’s ‘Golden Oak’ charities – the NSPCC, Scope, Tommy’s and Cancer Research UK – are expected to welcome the largest teams on the day.
Charity applications close on 21 August, but are likely to be allocated well ahead of this date. To find a charity place you should therefore sign up as soon as possible via the event website.