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Run for WaterAid in the Royal Parks Half Marathon and help #FinishThirst

8 Oct 2017 | London

Royal Parks Half Marathon

When: October 2017

Where: Hyde Park, London

Distance: Half Marathon (13.1 miles)

Sponsorship target: £350

If you have your own place in the Royal Parks Half Marathon 2017 and would like to run and raise money for WaterAid create your own online fundraising page here!

This scenic half marathon route takes runners through four of London’s most beautiful parks, while also passing some of the capital’s most recognised landmarks. The fun doesn’t end with the run either, as there will also be sporting and creative activities, live music and entertainment for the whole family to try at the Royal Parks Food & Fitness Festival.

When you cross the finish line you’ll achieve more than just your goal. You’ll be helping us to reach ours too: clean water and toilets for everyone, everywhere by 2030

On Sunday 9 October 2016 we had an amazing team of runners take part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon for WaterAid.

It was a brilliant day and the support around the course was great as our teams of staff and volunteers cheered the runners on to reach the finish line!

Thank you to all of our fabulous runners who together helped to #FinishThirst, raising enough to transform the lives of over 360 people.

Check out some of our photos from the day - visit our Facebook.

To help support all our runners in the lead up to race day we’ve teamed up with the company Running with Us, to provide you with a training support package.

As a member of our team you’ll receive:

  • A bespoke training plan – suitable for your level of experience
  • Email helpline – ask the coach training, race, nutrition or injury questions
  • Twitter and Facebook ask the coach services and webinar sessions

In addition to this, you will also receive ;

  • A personalised WaterAid running vest or technical t-shirt
  • A fundraising pack to help you meet your targets
  • Fundraising and event resources including balloons, collecting tins and banners
  • Regular newsletters and emails to keep you updated
  • The opportunity to wear our famous WaterAid tap or toilet costumes
  • Support and advice from a dedicated member of the WaterAid events team
Above all, we love hearing from you! If you have a question or just want to chat about your training, get in touch.

Sponsorship details

How to send sponsorship in 

If you've set up a fundraising webpage, the monies donated on-line should be transferred to WaterAid automatically. However, if you've raised money off-line, here is how to get it sent to us: 

It is more efficient and cost effective for us to process sponsorship in batches, which saves funds that can instead be used to help some of the world's poorest people gain access to safe water and sanitation. We therefore ask that you collect as much sponsorship as possible before sending it to:

The Events team
WaterAid
47- 49 Durham Street
London SE11 5JD

Please remember to include the following information when sending in your sponsorship:
  • Your name 
  • What the sponsorship is for  
  • Sponsor form with names/addresses of the sponsors and whether they would like to apply Gift Aid 
We strongly recommend that you send your sponsorship via recorded delivery so that you can track and hopefully retrieve your envelope if it goes missing. Sponsorship does go missing in the post from time to time, and it's hugely disappointing for both runners and the charity, so recorded delivery is always worth the extra effort.