Royal Parks Half Marathon

London, UK
War Child runners
Join Team War Child and run for children affected by war

Join Team War Child for Britain’s most beautiful city run – and make a difference to children caught up in brutal conflict.

Applications for the 2017 Royal Parks Half Marathon are now closed. If you would like to register your interest for 2018 then please let us know—we would love to have you on our team! 

If you have secured your own place through the ballot for 2017 we would love to have you on our team!

Want to know more about the race before you make a decision? We've got you covered.

Date: the 2017 Royal Parks Half Marathon is on 8 October. (For 2018, it's 7 October.)

Route: 13.1 miles – nice, flat, scenic running through London’s Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James's Park and Green Park, and past historic landmarks like Buckingham Palace and the Royal Albert Hall. A perfect route, whether you’re an experienced runner or trying it for the first time.

Registration fee: £40

Fundraising target: £400 per runner – this will make a big difference to the lives of war-affected children.

If you don’t fancy the running, you can still ‘volunteer to cheer’ – sign up to say you’ll come along and lend vocal support to the War Child runners (and others) on the day. We’ll be there to support our runners every step of the way!

What you'll get from us...

We offer free training tips in advance, to help you get the most fun from your run, as well as fundraising ideas to help you make the most money from your run!

We’ll provide you with a cool, highly desirable War Child running vest too, and lots of useful fundraising materials.

You’ll get an invitation to a special training run and a ‘Get to know War Child’ event beforehand, and a celebratory post-race reception at the end of the half marathon.

Already booked your own place at the Royal Parks Half Marathon? You can still be part of Team War Child, and give war-affected children a better future. Get in touch to find out more…