Take on an exciting challenge in 2021 and experience one of the most unique half marathons in London, all in aid of Prostate Cancer Research!

The Royal Parks Half Marathon is a unique race which will lead you along a stunning 13.1 mile route taking in the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.

All the money you raise will go directly towards helping us achieve our vision of a better future for anyone impacted by prostate cancer. We will achieve this by funding innovative research, leading to effective treatments and a better understanding of the disease. Taking part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon can only be made more rewarding and important by crossing that finish line and knowing that you have been an essential part of our vital mission.

Charity places and own places for the Royal Parks Half Marathon

Secure your guaranteed charity place by filling out our application form.

There is a registration fee of £30. For each charity place there is a target to raise £350 for Prostate Cancer Research.

If you have your own place for this event, you can secure your place on #TeamPCR too!  There is no fundraising requirement we just ask that you raise as much as you can to support us funding research towards a life without prostate cancer.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Royal Parks Half Marathon?

In 2008, the spectacular Royal Parks Half Marathon first took place in central London – the first and only one of its kind. The stunning 13.1 mile route takes in the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.

Will there be any activities to do after the race?

The Half Marathon doesn’t end with the run! You and your family and friends can make a proper day out of the race at the Food and Fitness Festival.

At the Food & Fitness Festival there is a wide range of fun sporting and creative activities for the whole family to try, a tempting food market, live music and entertainment.

What is the age limit?

You must be at least 17 years old on Sunday 11 April 2021 (race day) to take part.

Can I walk or 'power walk' the race?

This event is a road race designed for runners, not walkers. This is because the roads in Westminster, outside the Parks,  can only be closed for a limited time. They will open to traffic 2.5 hours after the start of the race, after which time participants who have not yet passed this point (6 miles in) will be asked to move on to the pavements, use pedestrian crossing points and then re-join the race route within Hyde Park.

What do I receive for completing the Royal Parks Half Marathon?

All runners who complete the race will receive a medal. Wood is used for the leaf shaped finisher’s medal. With sustainability top of the agenda, the The Royal Parks and Limelight Sports work together to do everything they can to help reduce the impact of the Half Marathon on the environment.

If it is your birthday on race day, you will also be able to pick up a surprise gift from the Information Marquee!

You’ll also receive an official thank you letter from PCR for your fantastic fundraising and a PCR medal!

Where can I find the route?

The route can be found on the Royal Parks Half Marathon website.

Where does the money I raise go?

All funds raised will go back into funding research and allowing scientists to test out methods and ideas and find better treatments for life-threatening prostate cancer.

How much do I need to raise and what fundraising support will I receive?

The fundraising target for this race is £350.

As a member of #TeamPCR, you’ll receive all the support you will need from Amy (our Community Fundraising Officer) who’s whole job is to make this experience as fun and stress-free for you as possible! Some benefits include:

  • A welcome pack containing our super-useful fundraising guide and your team tech t-shirt to train and run in,
  • Access to free fundraising materials,
  • Free supporter merchandise for those who will be cheering you on from the sidelines,
  • Access to our online training hub,
  • Ongoing fundraising support via phone, email and Zoom with Amy!

Will there be a virtual option if the event is cancelled?

Absolutely! Here at PCR, we’re working hard to make sure we have an equally brilliant virtual equivalent to all our events – so that you still get that amazing feeling of completing a half marathon and having raised vital funds for Prostate Cancer Research.

How do I contact PCR?

For more information about this event and fundraising for Prostate Cancer Research please get in touch with our friendly Community Fundraising Officer, Amy. She’s always happy to chat and help however she can!

Telephone: 0203 735 5448

Email: arussell@pcr.org.uk

Facebook: @ThePCRC

Twitter: @ThePCRC

Registered Charity Number: 1156027

Address: Prostate Cancer Research, 23-24 Great James Street, London, WC1n 3ES

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