Date: 11 April 2021 & 10 October 2021
Distance: 13.1 Miles
Fundraising pledge: £350
Apply for a charity place in the Royal Parks Half Marathon with Team Tommy's
You can register for a guaranteed Tommy's place when you pledge to raise a minimum of £350 (excl. gift aid). We would be thrilled to welcome you to #TeamTommys!
I have my own place in the Royal Parks Half Marathon
Let us know if you already have your place in either Royal Parks Half Marathon. Once you register we can give you full access to our fundraising materials. This requires no minimum sponsorship - just raise as much as you can!
At this difficult and uncertain time, we wanted to reassure participants that we are in close contact with the race organisers for any updates and changes regarding the Royal Parks Half Marathon. We have received the following statement from the race organisers:
"Due to the situation regarding the current Covid-19 pandemic and the associated, ongoing restrictions, we can confirm that the 2020 Royal Parks Half Marathon, presented by Royal Bank of Canada, will not be going ahead as planned on Sunday 11 October 2020.
We have explored a number of possibilities, including what a socially distanced event would entail. Based on the complexities surrounding social distancing at mass participation events, in addition to the potential impact on the NHS, we do not feel it would be appropriate to proceed with the event at this time. It is not a decision we have taken lightly, and we understand that this will be very disappointing, albeit not unexpected news.
However, we are excited to announce that a rescheduled date of Sunday 11 April 2021 is confirmed."
About the Royal Parks Half Marathon
Starting and finishing in Hyde Park, the 13.1 mile route takes runners through four of London’s most beautiful parks; Hyde Park, St James's Park, Kensington Gardens and Green Park. As you run you will be inspired by great views of iconic London landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Marble Arch, the London Eye, the Royal Albert Hall and the Palace of Westminster.
Around 16,500 runners including some celebrity names will participate in this exciting event, and around 40,000 supporters and spectators are expected. Our team and supporters will be there to cheer you on along the route.
How Tommy's will support you
Whether you run with your own place, or a Tommy's guaranteed place, you'll get first class care!
- Fundraising support, materials, ideas and tips
- Dedicated contact at Tommy's, who will give you one to one support all the way
- Huge cheers on the day from our Tommy's cheering teams
- Top-quality breathable running vest
- Ability to chat to other Tommy's runners via facebook
- Cheering sticks to give your supporters for race day
What our runners say about us
"It was so nice meeting you and the awesome Tommy's cheerleaders yesterday. In fact I felt inspired by the awesome Team Tommy's and how good the cheering squads were and back at the marquee how good the atmosphere was there. The cheering squads were phenomenal and carried me to a PB of which I'm over the moon with. I'm inspired enough to be able to tell you that after running for "Team Daisy" yesterday (part of Carla Pilsworth's team). I will be raising more money for Tommy's and every event I do for Tommy's will be done in memory of Daisy. Thank you once again to you and the Tommy's team."
Ian, previous runner
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