The Royal Parks Half Marathon aims to be an inclusive event, offering people of all abilities the opportunity to take part in a major challenge event.
Please read the information below to find out more about taking part in the Royal Parks Half if you have a disability, how to enter, and what to do if you have any questions or concerns about participating in the event.
In 2018 we made some necessary adjustments to facilitate wheelchair users on the course and undertook a pilot to test these changes. We are delighted to announce that, on the back of this successful trial, we have a limited number of wheelchair places available in the 2020 Royal Parks Half. To be eligible to participate you must take part in a self-propelled day chair. Unfortunately, handcycles, racing wheelchairs, walking frames/crutches and any motorised wheelchairs are not permitted.
Before entering, please ensure you contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that you want to participate as a wheelchair user. If you wish to take part for one of our charity partners, we must have received a request from your charity of choice before the place is confirmed.
Disabled participants who need assistance
If you are a visually impaired runner or your disability and/or medical condition means that you require an assistant, please contact us at email@example.com detailing your request and the reasons for it. We are pleased to offer a free assistant race place to every eligible participant. If you are unable to take part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon, the place for your assistant runner will be withdrawn.
How do I enter?
You can enter the Royal Parks Half Marathon through the public ballot, by applying for a charity place, or through purchasing a corporate or international place.
The public ballot for the Royal Parks Half Marathon opens on Tuesday 29 January 2019 and closes on Wednesday 6 February 2019. The results will be released on Friday 8 February 2019.
To apply for a charity place, please visit our charities page here to see all the amazing charities who have places in the event.
Please note that all participants must be fully registered on the Royal Parks Half Marathon online entry system by Friday 21 August 2020. Failure to meet this deadline means you will not be able to participate.
Race Day Information:
Additional race day information will become available to all participants but if you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org