Royal Parks Half Marathon

Start times

The race will officially begin on Sunday 8 October 2023 at 09:00. 

All runners will receive their individual race day timetable by email as part of their runner instructions.

In your email, you’ll have a personal boarding pass which will contain your recommended arrival time along with your wave loading times and estimated start time. 

Your bib will also indicate which wave number you are in. On race day, there will be screens in the assembly area that will tell you to load into pen A, B, or C depending on your wave number. You can also check these below.

After loading into your pen, you will be walked forward to the start line by marshals.

You can run in a later wave if you need to, but we ask that runners do not promote themselves to earlier waves.

Haven't received your race pack?

If your race pack has not arrived by Saturday 7 October, you’ll need to come along and see us at the event village information tent on either Saturday or Sunday to collect a replacement. You don’t need to tell us in advance, you can just turn up and show your QR code sent to your in your start time email.

If you registered with an international address, you won’t be sent a pack as you’ll need to collect it at our information tent in the event village on either Saturday or Sunday.

  • The information tent will be in The Royal Parks charity tent, northeast of the stage on Saturday. You can collect from 08:30 to 14:00 on Saturday 7 October.
  • The information tent will be to the east of the baggage marquee on Sunday. You can collect from 07:30 – 09:00 on Sunday 8 October.

If your race pack doesn’t arrive or you are an International runner needing to collect your pack, we’ve sent you a QR code at the bottom of your start time email. This code is unique to you and will need to be shown when collecting your pack.


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