Royal Parks Half Marathon

10 October 2021

Karen ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon for Royal Voluntary Service
Join Team Royal Voluntary Service in 2021 as we take on the Royal Parks Half Marathon.

The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon starts and finishes in Hyde Park, London. The 13.1 mile route takes in many of the amazing sights of central London and beautiful parks including Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James's Park, and The Green Park. This run is great for either experienced or first time half marathon runners.

We have a small number of guaranteed places for this event. In return for a fundraising target of £350, we'll send you everything you need to ensure a great race experience. You'll get a fundraising guide, professional training guides, lots of fundraising support and your very own running top to wear on the day.

Date: 10 October 2021
Location: London
Registration fee: £25
Minimum fundraising: £350
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Why run for Royal Voluntary Service?

By running for us, you will help Royal Voluntary Service tackle the biggest needs of the day. We rely on our supporters, like you, to help raise the funds we need every day, so our volunteers can continue to provide vital support to those who need it and help ease the burden on our pressurised NHS hospitals.

We’ll support you all the way

What you can expect:
  • A welcome pack full of fundraising materials and tips.
  • Royal Voluntary Service running vest.
  • Regular emails and communication about your event and fundraising in the lead up to race day.
  • Dedicated support from our experienced fundraising team.

Already have a place in the Royal Parks Half Marathon?

If you have a place in the Royal Parks Half Marathon and would like to raise funds for Royal Voluntary Service, please be sure to let us know you're planning on running!

I'm taking on this challenge

"I am pleased to say London did not disappoint the crowds were great, their support and encouragement and the Royal Parks Half Marathon route was lovely – I would highly recommend the event and the fundraising of course."

Karen Rose, Royal Voluntary Service fundraiser
Image, left to right: Royal Voluntary Service fundraisers Clare Feeney-Johnson, Karen Rose and Ruth Buxton. 

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Join Team Royal Voluntary Service at this event. Find out more today on 0800 731 9197 or email

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