Race Day: 11 April 2021


We are conscious that the postponement of the 2020 edition of the Royal Parks Half is disappointing, albeit not unexpected news. To help, we have compiled a list of questions and answers which we hope will provide some clarity around the situation. If you have any further questions which are not addressed below, please do not hesitate to contact us at: info@royalparkshalf.com. We anticipate this being a busy period, so please bear with us and we will reply within 5 working days.

Can I attach banners to the railings?

No, please do not attach any banners or signs to railings.

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How can I track a runner?

You can easily track a runner by downloading our free app for Apple and Android phones. Please search RPF Half on the app store or on Google Play.

On the app you will be able to:

  • Type in a runner’s name or number and you will be able to locate them on the course and see their predicted finish time.
  • Find a map of the course including your current location, along with locations of water, timing mats, mile markers, and points of interest and event village.

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My friends and family are coming along to support me. Are there any recommended viewing points?

Yes, there will be many places to stand along the route. The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon is one of the most scenic city runs in the world, with a beautiful 13.1 mile autumnal route through four of London’s magnificent Royal Parks and past some of the capital’s most iconic landmarks. Cheering points will be marked on the Route map that will be available in your race pack as well as on the website closer to race day. We know that cheering crowds along the route is very motivating for runners so do encourage your family, friends and colleagues to come and support you.

If you are running for charity check if they have a specific cheering point location - charities will often get together to make a big impact, and may have noise makers and so on for you to use.

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Can spectators cross the course easily?

Spectators will be able to cross the course where there are not railings. Please look for the marshals as they will assist you crossing the course so not to inhibit any runners.

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