Royal Parks Half Marathon 2020

  • Sun 13 Oct 2019
  • Race starts at 9.00 am
  • London
  • Running
  • Moderate to hard
  • £25 (until 29 Feb 2020)
  • £350
A runner during last year's race cheering while running for Guy's and St Thomas'
One of our fantastic #TeamGSTT runners competing in the 2018 Royal Parks Half

We understand that there may be concern among many of you over whether the Royal Parks Half Marathon will still be taking place on 11 October.

Please be assured that we are monitoring the situation very closely and will be following advice from the UK Government, the World Health Organisation and other UK public bodies with regards to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and large sporting events.

The event is currently seven months away and we are aware the situation in the UK is constantly evolving on a daily basis, however, the Royal Parks Half Marathon is currently still going ahead as planned. We are keeping up-to-date with the event organisers and will be in touch in the meantime with updates if there are any changes announced.

Our advice is to continue training if you are able to and feel well and healthy to do so, and to follow the UK Government and NHS guidelines should you feel unwell. In the event that the race is cancelled or postponed, we will work with all our supporters to come up with a suitable option that works for both you and the charity. We are already in the midst of brainstorming alternative plans for all our mass event supporters who will be impacted by the Coronavirus.

We are incredibly grateful for your support and patience so far and will be in touch with updates as soon as we have more information. In the meantime, please take extra care in looking after yourself and please don’t hesitate to contact the fundraising team at if you have any questions or concerns.

The Royal Parks Half Marathon is one of the most beautiful half marathons in the running calendar, taking in some of London’s most iconic landmarks and the leafy Royal Parks along the way. Now in its tenth year, this stunning, 13.1 mile half marathon takes you round the beautiful Royal Parks of London including Hyde Park, Green Park, St James's Park and Kensington Gardens. Run alongside more than 16,000 other runners on this scenic city run that takes you past landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Royal Albert Hall and many others.

Whether you register for your charity place with us, or if you secure your own place through the ballot, join our amazing team of runners and we'll give you a fantastic support package including:

  • a welcome pack full of fundraising tips, advice and materials and helpful information on nutrition and training
  • a personalised Evelina London dri-fit running vest
  • a dedicated events team to answer any questions and support you every step of the way
  • a family-friendly, enthusiastic cheer point to encourage you along the route
  • a free sports massage from our physios after the race, as well as snacks and meeting the team at our charity stand in the post-race marquee
  • the rewarding feeling of knowing you’re helping support Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in providing vital care and comfort for our patients!

We ask all of our fantastic runners taking part to commit to reaching the fundraising target of £350 and we will do all that we can to support your fundraising efforts.

Sign up now to be part of this fantastic event and support Guy's and St Thomas'.

If you have any questions about the event or fundraising, please contact the Events Team via

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