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The Royal Parks Half Marathon, presented by Royal Bank of Canada, has unveiled a never-before-seen digital event experience for the upcoming race day. For this year only, The Royal Parks Half is coming to you on Sunday 11 April 2021.

You can now be part of this ground-breaking day by running the 13.1 mile race distance in your local area and raising vital funds for Heartburn Cancer UK, despite the pandemic, allowing you to #RunGreen without limits. 

The minimum fundraising target for this event is £175 and, if raising vital funds to support HCUK isn’t enough incentive to take part, all runners who meet or exceed this target will be guaranteed a place at the Royal Parks Half Marathon in October 2021 or 2022 at the standard ballot fee of £59.

You will be sent a premium race pack prior to race day with your own race bib, sustainable water bottle and medal. After you complete the race and submit your time through a designated app, your finisher T shirt to commemorate this unique year will be sent to you.  

To recreate the event day experience, race morning will incorporate an online warm-up and messages of support from notable faces before the race officially gets underway at 9am on Sunday 11 April.  Through the app, you will experience the atmosphere of race day through custom audio cues and augmented reality that will bring the iconic race course to life as you run in your local area.  Runners are encouraged to find open space and connect with nature, all whilst following the latest government guidance on social distancing.

If you are inspired to raise at least £175 to support our vital work and to be a part of this iconic virtual event all you need to do is get in touch before 5th March 2021 and we will register you with the event organisers. 

If you have any questions then please just ask and we will be happy to help. 

"See you" on the start line!