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.

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.

Inspire is a fantastic opportunity to shine a spotlight on your chosen charity and spread awareness about the inspirational story that drives you or someone you know to tackle 13.1 miles.

You can nominate yourself or someone you know running this year.

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

Nominations will close on 31 July and five charity runners will be selected by our Inspire panellists. You can nominate more than one person but please complete separate forms for each.

Catherine, a 2022 Inspire winner
Meet Catherine, one of our 2022 Inspire winners who ran for The Compassionate Friends

What did being an Inspire winner mean to you?
Running for a relatively small charity, winning was a big thing to be recognised. For me, the race was about raising awareness of the charity and in memory of my boy. I wasn't bothered about time, it was just the taking part. 
What would you say to someone whose thinking of entering Inspire?
It was always going to be an emotional day but this was the icing on the cake. The whole experience of meeting the other incredible winners, being on the start line, and having my picture taken was such a special moment. The team took great care of us throughout, and it was all amazing.

Would you or someone you know like the chance to become an Inspire winner?

Nominations are open now. Our Inspire panellists will select the five charity runners after applications close on 31 July.