Frequently Asked Questions

General

The 2024 Royal Parks Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 13 October 2024. 

There are a few ways that you can run the Royal Parks Half.

  • We have a public ballot however this closed on Wednesday 9 February 2024.

  • Each year we have hundreds of charity partners who you are able to fundraise for by running the Royal Parks Half. Click here to view our charity partners with guaranteed entry.

  • The Royal Bank of Canada Corporate 13.1 is the corporate race in the Royal Parks Half and each year 100+ companies create teams and race to become corporate champion. Many teams take on this challenge to bring the company together and fundraise for their charity of choice. Click here to find out more.

The race will start and finish along South Carriage Drive in Hyde Park. This is also the location of our event village including bag drop. W3W: ///guard.tape.coach

You can view our route map from 2023 here but please note, there will be some changes along the route with our activations / water stations but the route will remain the same. We will share the 2024 official route in the summer months.

You must be at least 17 years old on Sunday 13 October 2024 (race day) to take part.

You can view our runner terms and conditions here

2024 Ballot

The public ballot for the 2024 Royal Parks Half Marathon, presented by Royal Bank of Canada opened on Monday 29 January, and closed on Friday 9 February at 17:00.

Yes, you can enter the ballot completely free and it only takes a couple of minutes. There is an option to Pay Now if you wish to be entered into the ‘second-chance’ draw, however, this is optional and does not influence the first draw ballot results.  

The entry fee is £62 + £4.95 admin fee (£66.95 in total)

During ballot registration, all entrants have the option to ‘Pay Now’ or ‘Pay Later’ 

Pay Now 

This does not guarantee you a place in the race. The benefit of paying up-front is that if you do not receive a race place through the first ballot draw, you will then be entered into the "second chance" draw for any unallocated places.  

If you are then unsuccessful in the "second chance" draw, your entry fee becomes a donation to The Royal Parks. 

The Royal Parks is the charity that conserves and enhances London’s eight Royal Parks, now and for the future.

Find out more about the charity that your donation will help support here

Pay Later  

You’ll be entered into the first ballot draw only, and if successful, you’ll be invited to complete your registration and complete payment to confirm your place. 

 

The entry fee is £62 + £4.95 admin fee (£66.95 in total)

Yes, you are still able to participate in the Royal Parks Half! 

Each year we have hundreds of charity partners whom you can fundraise for by running the Royal Parks Half.

The Royal Bank of Canada Corporate 13.1 is the corporate race in the Royal Parks Half and each year 100+ companies create teams and race to become corporate champions. 

Many teams take on this challenge to bring the company together and fundraise for their charity of choice. 

No, if you are successful in the ballot you can't choose to defer your ballot place for guaranteed entry to a later year.

Ballot entry runners

You will be able to transfer your confirmed ballot place to a friend or family member if you are unable to attend the Royal Parks Half for a fee of £5.00. The transfer window will open towards the end of June and close on 30 August.

The ballot will close on Friday 9 February at 17:00. 

The ballot will close on Friday 9 February at 17:00. Results will be announced on Wednesday 14 February.

Successful participants will need to confirm and register their place before Thursday 29 February.

If you paid your entry fee upfront and were unsuccessful in the first results, you'll be entered into the second-draw ballot. Results for the second ballot will be announced on Wednesday 6 March and successful participants will need to register before Tuesday 11 March.

If you still have a question

You can get in touch with our customer services team