Event Details

Event Date

10 October 2021

Applications Close:

30/07/2021

Cost:

£30

Fundraising Target:

£350

Distance:

13.1 miles

Location:

London

Event Host:

LimeLight Sports

Event Website:

Click here

Event Description

Take on an exciting challenge in 2021!

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.

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.

If you would like to sign up for one of our charity places, click on register now.
If you have your own place and would like to support us, please click on "Have my own place" to provide your details.

How We Support You

Prostate Cancer Research support any fundraiser from the moment you first contact us, interested about an event, to after the event has finished. We always ensure that everything is in place and as easy as possible for you!


What we do?

  • We provide you with a step-by-step guide to fundraising which includes a pack with hints, tips and ideas on how to raise as much money as possible. This is especially useful when taking on some of the bigger challenges with higher fundraising targets
  • Provide you with your very own PCR technical t-shirt or vest to wear on the day of your event. You can wear it with pride and everyone will know who you are fundraising for
  • We send you weekly emails with training guides from our fitness professional Graeme Hilditch, along with a training plan so that you can be best prepared for your upcoming challenge
  • Send you free merchandise for your supporters, such as t-shirts, wristbands and clappers. Your family and friends can use these to cheer you on, creating your very own PCR support team!
  • Make it as easy as possible for you by helping with any questions or worries you have. We are always at the end of the phone for support and inspiration as to what you should do next!

We thrive to support our fundraisers, from the moment you join the Prostate Cancer Research team you are one of us! All the money you raise helps us to do more research into life-threatening prostate cancer, changing the lives of men and their families. With your help and support we can use science to turn their hope into reality.

If you would like to sign up for one of our charity places, click on register now.
If you have your own place and would like to support us, please click on "Have my own place" to provide your details.

Impact of Fundraising

Your fundraising helps us to support our research and ultimately transform lives. We could not continue to fund our research without you, and without our research we cannot achieve better outcomes for men with prostate cancer and their families.

Our research

We currently fund eleven research projects, all of which aim to develop more effective treatments for and better understandings of prostate cancer. Following our ecosystem report, we are determined to fund projects that explore current gaps in knowledge and treatment to move the field forward and reach new and better treatments sooner.

Find out more about our specific research projects in our research area.

Our scientists

We fund scientists across the UK at all stages of their career. We care about the barriers faced by researchers and recognise the importance of nurturing and encouraging innovation and collaboration, to ensure that research is moving as effectively as possible to reach better outcomes for patients sooner.

By fundraising for us, you are supporting scientists at all stages of their research journey and ensuring they are treated with respect, offered flexibility and given the support they deserve.

You can find out more about our scientists in our research area.

Patient stories

We listen to patients and fund the research that will lead to outcomes that matter most to them, so that our research is entirely patient-focussed. By supporting PCR, you are supporting patients who are sharing their stories and experiences and helping to fund the research that matters most to them.

Find out more about our patient voice panel and hear from patients who have been impacted by PCR’s work.

Where your money goes

With your support, we will provide scientists with the space, flexibility, and environment that helps turn great ideas into successful treatments.

How much could you raise for our PCR scientists? Did you know that –

£73 would fund materials to grow a cell colony.

£250 would fund 6 months of essential lab consumables.

£1,200 would fund a box of new antibodies to test.

£10,000 would fund a live imaging microscope camera.

If you would like to sign up for one of our charity places, click on register now.
If you have your own place and would like to support us, please click on "Have my own place" to provide your details.

FAQs

Here is a list of frequently asked questions, if you have any questions that are not answered below please feel free to get in touch.

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

Address: Prostate Cancer Research, 23-26 Great James Street, London, WC1n 3ES

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Prostatecancerresearchnews/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PCR_News

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teampcr_/

Registered Charity Number: 1156027

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

If you would like to sign up for one of our charity places, click on register now.
If you have your own place and would like to support us, please click on "Have my own place" to provide your details.

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