Date: Sunday 11 October 2020
Distance: 13.1 Miles
Fundraising pledge: £350
Apply for a charity place in the 2020 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 200
Let us know if you already have your place in the Royal Parks Half Marathon 2020. 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. As of now the event is still set to go ahead but we will update this page and all our runners should there be any changes. We have received the following statement from the race organisers:
"The Royal Parks Half Marathon takes its commitment to people and partners very seriously. Amid the changing status of COVID 19 and its impact on everyone’s lives, we would like to take this opportunity to reassure our participants and partners that the Royal Parks Half is taking strict measures to ensure business continuity whilst protecting our staff. As of now, everything is moving forward as planned. We would like to extend our solidarity and support to you all in these uncertain times."
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
Download your Royal Parks Half Marathon training guide
This guide will help you prepare and train for your half marathon, including advice on what clothes to wear, food to eat and exercises to do.This training plan provides an exercise timetable for those new to half marathons as well as those with a few under their belt.
Fundraising hints and tips
Your friends and family will probably sponsor you once you've set up your fundraising page, but to raise the maximum amount of money for our life-saving work, you could also think about organising a pub quiz, having a raffle or asking a local school to run a non-uniform day. The next step is to create your online page...
Social media can help you build a real buzz around your event. These channels work best when you make them personal. Be yourself and talk to your friends and followers as you would in person.
Get extra support for your event and help raise awareness of Tommy's' research and information programmes...easy!!!
Find out more about how to get your valuable donations to the team at Tommy's.
There are loads of ways that you can raise money for Tommy's research. Here are just a few to inspire you!
Tommy's top fundraising tips
There are a few simple guidelines to take into consideration when organising events for charity. If you’re in any doubt please contact us for advice.
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