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Regent's Park Half Marathon

Run 13.1mi
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This 5 lap race around Regent's Park is built for runners. You won't find cheering crowds and a big atmosphere, but the lapped course is great for settling into a good pace and it will help you prepare for the big summer races. Come for the finisher's medal and snacks on completion.

Review summary

3.9
15 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Sam B
"Really solid local race and excellent value for money. I was supporting someone..."

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Ariana M
"This is definitely a race organised by runners, the field is pretty small so..."

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Constantine L
"This was a great prep race of the London marathon - fast and flat. Laps isn't..."
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How to enter the Regent's Park Half Marathon

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    Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    £23–£25
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Regent's Park Half Marathon route

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This event takes place in the ever popular Regent's Park in the heart of London.

The undulating course consists of 5-laps on tarmac or hard gravel pathway. In the past runners have been fortunate enough to see giraffes, camels and the odd big cat as they run past the Zoo. Other highlights include the Boating Lake, floral gardens and centuries-old statues.

This course is appropriate for all levels of runners but please always be vigilant of other runners, spectators, dogs, cyclists and other users of public footpaths and rights of way.

Please be aware that there is a strict 2 hour cut off limit, so this event is reserved for intermediate runners.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Baggage Drop
  • Toilets (at the Hub)
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Race Marshals
  • Mile Markers
  • Water Stations
  • Goody Bag
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    Raceday Logistics

    Schedule

    08:00-08:45- Registration
    09:00 - Race Start

    Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the race in order to collect your race number and timing chip and to drop your bag. Registration will take place at The Hub cafe.

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    Kit List

    For safety reasons, it is suggested that you run without music so you can stay alert and aware of your surroundings and other runners. This way you can also soak up the energy and atmosphere and unplug!

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    Spectators

    Spectators can watch from anywhere on the course and will see runners pass five times wherever they are situated.

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    Volunteers

    If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact [email protected]

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Will there be a bag drop?
    There will be a bag drop available, but it is recommended you bring as little baggage as possible.
    Are there toilets and changing facilities available?
    There will be toilets available to use in The Hub but unfortunately there are no changing facilities at this event.
    Can I run with a buggy?
    This race is not suitable for runners with buggies/pushchairs.
    I am a wheelchair user. Can I compete?
    This race is suitable for wheelchair users. You may be asked to start at the front of the field 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time and be vigilant of other runners overtaking during the race.
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    Regent's Park Half Marathon weather forecast

    Partly cloudy throughout the day.

    24°C
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    13°C
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    Regent's Park Half Marathon reviews (15)

    3.9 out of 5 stars

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    • Organisation
    • Atmosphere
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

      Well-organised and with enough runners that you always felt part of a big event. It is just 5 or so laps of the park which some people might find a bit boring but I found really helpful in terms of pacing myself. Very wet day but that didn't dampen the support at the finish line. Great half to do with friends as easy to get a place and really central!
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

      Great flat (mostly) race, good organisation, would do it again! The race is fairly low key, not too many spectators. Regents Park is a nice setting.
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

      Very good course, very helpful staff and Marshall's. Excellent refereshments at the end of the race. Friendly runners. All round great experience.
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

      If you are looking for a crowd to cheer you on and get you through the wall, then forget this race...it's not for you. I did find a group of runners around the same pace as me and we all sort of clubbed together to set pace and push each other on - it's that type of event - a run for runners. Course is great and I don't actually mind the loops - 4 would have been ideal, though 5 is not too much of a stretch. Only two longish uphill slops, but they are set-off by the following flow down-hill all making for a great course to set a PB, which I managed to pull. All in all, well organised, started on time, sufficient water stops and a cracking overall feel to this event!
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

      I had a great run today and got my pb! A great course to do a pb and lovely staff and Marshalls. A really beautiful medal too . Only thing I would say is a few posters up outside Regents Park entrance for arrows to registration and start as we were circling for a while in the taxi this morning.
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2017

      This was a great prep race of the London marathon - fast and flat. Laps isn't the most exciting, but it helps with pacing and it meant there were always others to push off along the course. It was quite low key but that suited me. Definitely good value and I appreciated the flapjack at the end!
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2017

      This is definitely a race organised by runners, the field is pretty small so don't expect any fanfare or cheering crowds. It does exactly what it says on the tin, great value for money and lots of nice people. The route is just laps of the park so great for pacing yourself and getting a PB, but pretty monotonous (apart from spotting the occasional giraffe in the zoo which is amazing!) Great training race for London Marathon, would recommend.
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

      Really solid local race and excellent value for money. I was supporting someone trying to run their PB and the laps are great if you're going for a time as great for pacing. It's not a big atmosphere big participation race but excellent as a quick friendly half marathon. Quick tip is that there are more loos around the other side of the island - don't just queue with everyone else!
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

      For me, 5 laps of the same course isn't very good. I'm not sure I would do a half marathon that is laps again. The event lacked any sense of occasion which was a bit of a shame. It is also bad that we were told only having entered that there would be a cut off of 2 hours. For slower runners, that will have been an unwelcome surprise... However, the staff working there and the markers on the course were friendly and kind.
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