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Royal Parks Half Marathon 2024

13 October 2024

Royal Parks

Event details

13 October 2024

The Royal Parks Half Marathon is one of the most popular events in the running calendar for both new and experienced runners alike - and for good reason! This fantastic run makes its way around the most stunning parts of the Royal Parks of London - a truly unique way to see the capital’s most famous landmarks including Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Kensington Palace and more!

This prestigious (yet accessible for newbies) run is always oversubscribed because of its amazing views and warm and welcoming atmosphere. Imagine crossing that finish line to a hero’s welcome from the crowd, proudly wearing your medal, knowing you’ve achieved something amazing fitness wise -  and something even more incredible for people living with ovarian cancer. A memory you will never forget!

Amanda, who took on the Royal Parks Half Marathon for us explains how supporting the charity helped her to the half marathon distance:

"Running the Royal Parks was not only a personal goal but part of a movement to fight and hopefully cure a disease that affects so many people’s lives and families at all different stages of life. 

That hill at mile 11? Well, it’s done, I did it, knowing that the money I raised from donations will bring real change to women’s lives. And personally? There’s no better feeling... Stick your trainers on and go!"

Location: The Royal Parks of London, starting in Hyde Park.

Event details

Event Date: Sunday 13 October 2024

Minimum Sponsorship Target: £300

Registration Fee: £25  

Registration Deadline: Friday 30 August 2024

Royal Parks Half Marathon FAQs

We've answered some of your top questions about the Royal Parks Half Marathon below. For any other questions please get in touch on fundraising@ovarian.org.uk or 020 7380 1730. Our friendly team are happy to help.

The Royal Parks Half Marathon is a welcoming atmosphere for both experienced runners and those who are new to it. We can provide you with training plans from the experts at Royal Parks Half Marathon to help you reach the half marathon distance. Many people who take part are new to running and running events, so you will not be alone.

All of our runners will receive:

  • Access to training plans for all levels from the running experts at the Royal Parks Half Marathon.
  • A free Ovarian Cancer Action tech running vest – so you can show your support to everyone whilst you train and on the day.
  • Bespoke fundraising support from our dedicated team – materials, ideas and advice to help you to smash your fundraising target.
  • The experience of a lifetime being cheered along by the crowds filling the parks of London!
  • Improved fitness levels and the knowledge you have helped us to get closer to making ovarian cancer a survivable disease.

Your funds will help us to make faster progress towards making ovarian cancer a survivable disease. Every day, 12 women die of ovarian cancer. Your support will mean we are able to fund research that focuses on the prevention and treatment of ovarian cancer, transforming how long and how well women will live. Your fundraising will also help us to raise awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer so people know what to look out for, which saves lives.

Our friendly fundraising team are here to support you with your fundraising every step of the way. We can provide advice, materials and ideas to help you smash your fundraising target. We allow our runners 4-6 weeks after the event to reach the minimum fundraising target, so there is plenty of time to collect sponsorship and raise as much as possible to support our vital work.

The event is a fantastic excuse to go away for the weekend. There are lots of thing to see in London, not least the four stunning Royal Parks you will run through. Buckingham Palace, the London Eye or one of the huge selection of museums and galleries, there's something for everyone! The run itself is a unique and fantastic way to sightsee some of the capital's most famous landmarks.