27 Feb

Ben Fogle Opens Race Ballot

Ben Fogle and furry friend at Royal Parks Half Marathon launch

The ballot for the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon has been officially opened by trustee and TV personality Ben Fogle in St. James’s Park.

Organisers state that the 2014 event takes on even greater significance as government funding to maintain the parks has been cut by 25 per cent. Money raised from the race is used to generate funds for the Royal Parks Foundation’s work.

20,000 runners will take to the streets of London on 12 October for the big city race, which encompasses four of the Royal Parks: Hyde Park, St James’s Park, Kensington Gardens and Green Park.

Since its inception in 2008, the annual event has raised over £18 million for more than 450 charities while also raising sustainable funds for the Royal Parks Foundation to support London’s eight Royal Parks of over 5,000 acres.

To enter, visit the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon website.