Inspire, sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada

Inspire is our annual search for five outstanding charity runners taking part in this year's Royal Parks Half Marathon.

Inspire will shine a spotlight on five inspirational runners who have special reasons for running this year's Royal Parks Half Marathon, presented by Royal Bank of Canada.

These individual runners will rise to the challenge of running the Royal Parks Half to raise awareness of the worthy cause that they support.

The five Inspire runners for 2023 have been carefully selected and we will share their stories throughout September.

Congratulations to this year's Inspire runners and we wish them all the best for race day. 

You can read each of their stories as they're released below

Hayley is running this year on behalf of Tommy's

Ryan is running this year on behalf of The Brain Tumour Charity

Reanna is running this year on behalf of The Lily Foundation

Mason is running this year on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support

Jasmin is running this year on behalf of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

What do the winners receive?

The five worthy winners will have their stories published on our website and across the Royal Parks Half social channels. Plus, they will receive invaluable PR support to help attract media coverage for the causes they are passionate about.

The winners will each receive:

  • VIP tent entry on race day
  • Exclusive start-line photo moment
  • Inspire runner profile across the Royal Parks Half and Royal Bank of Canada social media channels
  • Feature on the Royal Parks Half and Royal Bank of Canada website with a link to fundraising page
  • PR support to national and regional media for runner and charity
  • Team RBC goody bag