Royal Parks Half Marathon

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Mark your calendar for this crowd favourite half marathon. The pleasant course makes its way through four Royal Parks, with supporters cheering you past landmarks including Buckingham Palace. Come for the technical t-shirt (which you can wear during the race) and unique wooden medal.
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Based on 16,000 participants


5 to 20m elevation gain per km

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Where and when
Hyde Park, London, UK
Start times
Sun, 9 Oct 2022
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Races summary
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Route information
The course will continue to showcase the four Royal Parks (Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James’s Park, and The Green Park) and go past some of the capital’s most historic landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Horse Guards Parade and the Royal Albert Hall. Although undulating in parts, the course is not hilly and is great for either experienced or first time half marathon runners.
What's included
How to get there
Hyde Park, London, UK
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Hyde Park Corner tube (Piccadilly Line) – enter the park through Queen Elizabeth Gate and continue down Rotten Row to the Festival area 15 minute walk
Knightsbridge tube (Piccadilly Line) – enter the park through Prince of Wales Gate, cross over South Carriage Drive at a suitable crossing point and you will be able to see the festival area 12 minute walk
From Marble Arch tube (Central Line) – enter the park through Cumberland Gate and walk south towards the Serpentine Bar and Kitchen Cafe. Take the path to the left of the Café around the Serpentine and head south to Rotten Row and walk towards the festival 25 minute walk
From Lancaster Gate tube (Central Line) – enter the park through Victoria Gate and walk south down West Carriage Drive. Cross over the Serpentine and head south to Rotten Row. Turn left onto Rotten Row and walk towards the Festival area 25 minute walk.
North London: C2, 6, 7, 10, 16, 19, 23, 36, 52, 73, 82, 98, 113, 274, 390, 414
South London: 2, 36, 137, 148, 159, 436
West London: 9, 10, 14, 19, 22, 52, 74, 94, 148, 414
East London: 8, 15, 23, 30, 38, 274
Event day logistics
07:30 Baggage and festival area open
09:00 Half Marathon starts
16:00 Event village closes
There is no registration on the day of the race. Please wear your numbered race bib with timing chip, on the front of your shirt.
Spectator Info
The Food & Fitness Festival
Food Market
Where does the Royal Parks Half finish?
At the South edge of Hyde Park, in front of the Hyde Park Barracks. The Knightsbridge tube station is within a 5 minutes walk.
How do I sign up for the Royal Parks Half?
To sign up for the Royal Parks Half you need to enter a ballot. The ballot normally opens in late January.
How long should I train for the Royal Parks Half?
If you're starting from a position where you are not running regularly, you might want 12 weeks of dedicated training in the run up to your half marathon. If you are already in the habit of running, an 8 week plan might be appropriate, and experienced runners may only require 6 weeks to get race ready. Check out our 8 week training plan:
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