New route for Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon - Women's Running

New route for Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon

Author: Women's Running Magazine

Read Time:   |  June 29, 2015

One of the world’s most iconic half marathons, The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon, has announced a new route for this year’s event which takes place on Sunday 11th October.

This year, runners will be able to take in the full length of Whitehall, up to Parliament Square and within metres of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, before they loop back towards Trafalgar Square.

The Strand is a totally new addition to the route, with runners making their way from Trafalgar Square to the Aldwych before they head back towards King Charles Island and then through Admiralty Arch on to the Mall. At this point they will re-join the familiar route and run towards Buckingham Palace.

Head of Major Events at Royal Parks Foundation, Sally Barney, said; “The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon is now in its eighth year and this is the first time that we have altered the route. It takes our runners closer to some of London’s most iconic landmarks and we’re pleased to be incorporating Trafalgar Square and the Strand for the first time.”

Ms Barney added; “The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon remains as one of the greenest and most scenic half marathons in the world and provides runners with a great opportunity to get a unique view of this great city.”

The ballot for this year’s race has now closed, however there are still a number of charity and corporate places available.

Visit www.royalparkshalf.com for further information.

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