Team St Barnabas runner

Royal Parks Half Marathon

Be a half marathon hero in the only half marathon of its kind, taking in four of London’s Royal Parks, on 13 October 2024

Event details

Location: The Mall, London
When: Sunday 13th October 2024 at 9:00am
Activity type: Runs
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At a glance

Taking in some of the capital's world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London's eight Royal Parks - Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James's Park and Kensington Gardens.

- the only half marathon through the heart of London
- 16,000 fellow runners on the day
- greenest race of its kind - committed to sustainability

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What you'll get

From us:
- support from an experienced fundraising team who can help you reach your goal!

From the event provider:
- finisher's medal;
- fully supported route.

More details about Royal Parks Half Marathon
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As event day gets closer, the organisers will update you on everything you need to know for your race. In the meantime, here are some key on the day details…

  • Royal Parks Half 2024 road closures: Roads will be closed during for event between 00:01 and 13:30 on Sunday 13 October…timings vary across the route but it is advisable to avoid these areas between these times as far as possible.
  • Getting to Royal Parks Half 2024: Find more info about parking, travel, park & ride, bag-drops, toilet locations and water stops on the Royal Parks Half  website. Please be aware that public transport will be extra busy in the days around the event, so double check transport providers for more details nearer race day.
  • Getting your Royal Parks Half race number: You can expect your race bib to be delivered by the end of September. Bibs will be delivered by standard post and no signature will be required upon delivery.

We know it’s tough for so many people at the moment with the rising cost of energy, fuel and food so fundraising might feel hard. We’ve here to lend a hand and have lots of top tips for you on our fundraising hub.

Remember to sign up to JustGiving – you can quickly set up your page and easily share your story with your friends and family – sharing across your social media accounts straight away, you can even connect it to your Strava account! Your sponsorship will come directly to us, including Gift Aid.

Steve opens up about his late wife, Linda – or Lin to her friends – and her time spent with the hospice after her cancer diagnosis, as well as the support he’s received since her death.

“If you’re fortunate in life, you will meet that one person who is as much a part of you as your own body and soul. For me, that person was Linda… If I can sum up St Barnabas in one word, it would be ‘comforting’. Compared to hospitals which are busy and methodical, I couldn’t believe how tranquil the hospice felt. The staff were never rushed, and Lin loved the beautiful gardens and homecooked food.”

Read Linda and Steve’s story

You can find details about the race day on the Royal Parks Half Marathon website.

If you have a question about fundraising for Team St B’s, please get in touch, we’ve also put together lots of helpful tips with how to get started with your running training.

Royal Parks Half route map

Starting again on The Mall and finishing at Hyde Park, the Royal Parks Half will treat you to the best sites London has to offer. From the beautiful Westminster Abbey, past the historic and world famous Buckingham Palace, to the incredible Royal Albert Hall – note that this is the 2021 route map, but the 2024 route will be very similar.

RPHM Route Map 2022