Date: Sunday 10 October 2021

Distance: Half Marathon

Location: London


This spectacular central London half marathon, the first and only one of its kind, celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2017.

The stunning 13.1 miles route, on closed roads, showcases the iconic sights of London through four Royal Parks (Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James’s Park, and The Green Park) and past some of the capital’s most historic landmarks, including Buckingham Palace, Horse Guards Parade and the Royal Albert Hall.

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£100 refundable deposit

Entry cost

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Minimum fundraising


Half marathon

Type of event

Inspired? Apply for a place with AP…

As we have only a limited number of places (each costing us £140) available in the Royal Parks Half in 2021 and due to the popularity of this event we will be allocating our places via a two-stage application process. If you are interested in joining our team, please first complete our short online application form, making sure to answer the questions as thoroughly as you can. We will then be in touch to discuss your application in further detail and find out more about you and your plans.

*Please note that to secure your place you will be required to pay a deposit of £100 which will be refunded after the event only if you have successfully raised the minimum fundraising target of £500.


Covid update – new virtual event on Sunday 11 April 2021

Due to the ongoing Covid pandemic and associated restrictions, the 2020 Royal Parks Half Marathon which had been postponed until Sunday 11 April 2021 has been cancelled and will now take place in a virtual format. You can be part of this never-before-seen digital event experience for just £49, which includes access to state-of-the-art, augmented reality race app, race bib, sustainable water bottle and finishers medal and t-shirt. If you raise at least £250 (exc. Gift Aid) for African Promise we will cover your entry fee PLUS you will also be eligible for a guaranteed place (avoiding the public ballot) in the real Royal Parks Half in October 2021 or 2022.

Frequently asked questions

We are a small charity with limited resources but we would give you as much support with your fundraising as we can, including help with setting up a fundraising page and promoting your fundraising. As a member of Team AP you would receive a free running vest or t-shirt to wear on the day and during your training. And, of course, the satisfying and rewarding feeling that your efforts are helping thousands of disadvantaged school children in Kenya.

Although undulating in parts, the Royal Parks Half course is not hilly and is great for either experienced or first time half marathon runners. Unfortunately we cannot provide advice or guidance on training but we would recommend you see a doctor and get a full health check before embarking on training for a run of this distance.

You must be at least 18-years-old on the 11 October 2020 in order to participate in this event.

In the event that the rescheduled 2020 Royal Parks Half Marathon is cancelled due to Covid, you would be given the option to roll your place over to the 2021 event (currently scheduled for Sunday 10 October 2021) or to cancel your entry and receive a full refund.