The Royals Parks Foundation Half Marathon 2013 will see participants run through four of London’s Royal Parks on October 6.
The 13.1-mile route includes sections within Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James’s Park and The Green Park, and whether you’re a spectator or a runner, there are some magnificent views of a number of London’s best known landmarks to enjoy, as well as the beautiful autumn scenes within the parks.
Last year, 12,500 runners took part, coming from countries around the world, and the men’s race was won by Martyn Bean in a time of 1hr 12min 32secs, while the fastest female participant was Carey Lynn, who crossed the finishing line after 1hr 25min 33secs.
This year there will be even more people heading to the starting line – 16,000 runners have signed up to participate. In addition to the competitive runners, many participants will take part to raise money for charities that are close to their heart, or take part in corporate challenge teams.
The half marathon is organised by the Royal Parks Foundation, the charity that raises funds to keep London’s eight Royal Parks in beautiful condition, safe and clean by running projects including wildlife conservation, heritage restoration and community sport.
Registration for The Royals Parks Foundation Half Marathon 2013 is now closed, but if you’re in the Hyde Park area on October 6, why not turn up to show your support for the runners and the good causes that the event is supporting?