Royal Parks Half Marathon
Starting and finishing in Hyde Park, you'll run along closed roads and through three more of London's eight Royal Parks – The Green Park, St James's Park, and Kensington Gardens – as you pass by some of the capital's most recognised landmarks.
When you cross the finish line, you won't just be achieving your own goal: you'll be helping others reach theirs too, thanks to the life-changing power of clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.
What you'll get from us
To help support all our runners in the lead up to race day we’ve teamed up with the company RunningWithUs to provide you with a special training package. As a member of our team you’ll receive:
- A bespoke training plan – suitable for your level of experience
- Email helpline – ask a coach or physio your training, race, nutrition or injury questions
- Twitter and Facebook ask-the-coach services and webinar sessions
- A WaterAid running vest or technical t-shirt
We also provide a fundraising pack to help you meet your targets, fundraising and event resources like balloons, collecting tins and banners (upon request) and regular newsletters with support and advice from our dedicated WaterAid events team.
If you have a question or would like to chat about joining Team WaterAid please get in touch.
Congratulations on securing your own place – we'd love to have you on board!
Just let us know you'd like to join us by emailing us on [email protected], or by setting up a Justgiving fundraising page – they'll tell us you're raising money for WaterAid, and then we'll get in touch with you.
If you’ve registered for a charity place or got your own place in any of our events, you'll receive your very own WaterAid running vest a few weeks before the race.
If you're taking on a different event for WaterAid and would like us to send you a vest or jersey, please contact us on [email protected].
We've teamed up with leading sport and training coaches RunningWithUs to provide expert training plans, tips and advice.
We have bespoke training plans, put together by RunningWithUs, and you'll get direct access to the expertise of our professional coaches. Whether you’re brand new to running or a seasoned cyclist, we have a training plan to help you. If you have any specific training questions, you can contact RunningWithUs directly by emailing [email protected].
If you get a place on the WaterAid team we ask that you commit to raising £350. It might sound like a lot, but we'll be on hand with loads of tips and support to help you reach it – you'll get there in no time!
If you have your own place and decide to run for WaterAid, there's no minimum sponsorship amount.
Once you’ve registered, we’ll send you a fundraising guide as part of your welcome pack, which includes lots of great tips to get you off to a flying start. You can also check out our fundraising ideas, and read about how your support will help communities transform their futures with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.
And of course, if you ever need an extra helping hand, you can always reach us on [email protected].
If you've raised money on JustGiving, your job is done! All the online donations made to your fundraising page are automatically transferred over to WaterAid and allocated to your total.
If you've collected sponsorship any other way, the easiest way to get it to us is by using our online form.
Pay in your fundraising online
You can also pay it via bank transfer, by cheque, or over the phone.
Have a question about the Royal Parks Half Marathon? Or do you need some help choosing your next challenge?
Contact Megan in our Events team and she’ll be happy to help.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 020 7793 4594
You can also join the WaterAid Events Facebook group to get answers to any questions you may have.