Royal Parks Half Marathon

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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 just £50 in sponsorship could provide a month’s supply of life-saving peanut paste to bring 2 malnourished children back to health?

Royal Parks Half event details:

  • Date: 14 October 2018
  • Location: London
  • Event type: Half marathon
  • Registration fee: £20
  • Minimum sponsorship: £400

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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

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If you’re lucky enough to have secured your own Royal Parks place, you can still raise funds for Unicef UK. Just fill out our online form to be part of the Unicef team.

We’re here to help

We’re here to support you every step of the way. When you register you’ll receive our regular tips and encouragement, but if you’ve got questions in the meantime and need to get in touch, please feel free to contact us via email at challenge@unicef.org.uk 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.
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
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
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
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
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
Getting a massive hug when you've just finished the Royal Parks Half Marathon! Photo:Unicef/2017/Tsang