Royal Parks Half Marathon

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Why choose the Royal Parks Half Marathon?

The Royal Parks Half Marathon is one of the most scenic city runs in the world and a great way to see the sights of London from a different perspective.

Why run it for Unicef?

Your fundraising through the Royal Parks Half Marathon can make a huge difference for children. With your support, Unicef can protect millions of vulnerable children around the world.

Did you know that £400 in sponsorship could provide a month’s supply of life-saving peanut paste to bring 16 malnourished children back to health?

Got your own place?

We have filled all of our charity places for 2018, but if you’ve already got your own place through the public ballot in the Royal Parks Half Marathon, we’d love for you to fundraise for us. There is no minimum fundraising commitment; we would only ask you to raise what you can.

Event details

  • Sun, 14 October 2018
  • 09:00
  • London

Event type: Half marathon
Fundraising target: Raise what you can

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Unicef runner Guillermo holds up his medal after the 2017 Royal Parks Half Marathon. Photo: Unicef/Tsang
I’m not saying it was easy. This was my first half marathon, so at some points the race was really challenging.

Fortunately Unicef and all the other charities supported the runners with joy and kept me going until the end!

I was born in Venezuela, where I had a beautiful and happy childhood, I support Unicef because I know this wasn’t everyone’s case.

Guillermo, Unicef runner

Fundraising ideas

Make the most of your run for charity with fundraising tips and ideas in our fundraising toolkit. If you have a question that is not covered, please feel free to contact us via email or by calling 0300 330 5580.

Michelle Chan from Unicef's fundraising events team provides some pre-race encouragement ahead of the Royal Parks Half Marathon. Photo: Unicef/2017/Tsang.
A Unicef runner in full hero mode as she feels the love at one of the cheering points on the Royal Parks Half Marathon course. Photo: Unicef/2017/Tsang
The Team Unicef cheering squads around the course will get you over the line! Photo: Unicef/2017/Tsang
A well-deserved post-race massage for Team Unicef runners after the Royal Parks Half Marathon. Photo: Unicef/2017/Tsang
Celebrate with your biggest fans after completing the race! Photo: Unicef/2017/Tsang
Getting a massive hug when you've just finished the Royal Parks Half Marathon! Photo:Unicef/2017/Tsang
Michelle Chan from Unicef's fundraising events team provides some pre-race encouragement ahead of the Royal Parks Half Marathon. Photo: Unicef/2017/Tsang.
A Unicef runner in full hero mode as she feels the love at one of the cheering points on the Royal Parks Half Marathon course. Photo: Unicef/2017/Tsang
The Team Unicef cheering squads around the course will get you over the line! Photo: Unicef/2017/Tsang
A well-deserved post-race massage for Team Unicef runners after the Royal Parks Half Marathon. Photo: Unicef/2017/Tsang
Celebrate with your biggest fans after completing the race! Photo: Unicef/2017/Tsang
Getting a massive hug when you've just finished the Royal Parks Half Marathon! Photo:Unicef/2017/Tsang