Royal Parks Half Marathon announces new route - Women's Running

Royal Parks Half Marathon announces new route

Author: Kate Sellers

Read Time:   |  July 19, 2021

The race is set to take place on Sunday 10th October and it will be the first time the route has changed since 2015

The Royal Parks Half Marathon is known for it’s beautiful route through the capital’s most iconic green areas, and is returning to London on Sunday 10th October.

This year, the route is changing for the first time in 7 years, to include even more sights. The race will now begin on The Mall, taking the runners back Trafalgar Square, the London Eye, Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament, before joining the usual route.

This also means that the race will now have a separate start and finish, allowing organisers to put social distancing measures in place.

“It’s so exciting that the race will now start on one of the most iconic roads in the world,” says Project Lead at The Royal Parks, Persephone Deacon-Cole. “It’s an incredible way to welcome 16,000 runners back to our in-person event to experience an unforgettable backdrop.”

The ballot has closed for this year’s race but there are still charity places available for one of 500 charities. To find out how to run for one of them, click here.


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Kate Sellers

Kate Sellers

Kate is our Senior Digital Executive and a keen runner. She's also a qualified Personal Trainer and yoga teacher, so she knows her stuff about workouts, cross-training and stretching. She loves to combine running and exploring, so you'll often find her testing out the latest kit in exciting locations across the UK and beyond. Kate champions exercising for enjoyment. "Most of the year, you'll find me running for fun and wellbeing," she says. "That being said, I do still love the thrill of training for a race from time to time!"

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