Race Day: 09 October 2022

Event Impact

The Royal Parks Half Marathon, presented by Royal Bank of Canada will be taking place on Sunday, 9th October 2022. It will be necessary to close roads and cycle paths in the Westminster area in order to facilitate the route preparations for the event to take place. All closures have been agreed in advance with The Royal Parks, Westminster City Council and Transport for London. 


Please see the below chart for roads closed during the event between 00:01 and 12:30 on Sunday, 9th October, timings vary across the route but it is advisable to avoid these areas between these times as far as possible:

The following roads will also be closed within Hyde Park


Please note that parking, taxi bays and Santander bikes in the above listed areas will also be affected by the event. 


 The following tube closures are in place for the duration of Sunday 9th October:

For further information on tube works and to make your travel plans, please visit the TfL website via https://tfl.gov.uk/tube-dlr-overground/status/.


Bus diversionary routes will be in place. Please check the TfL website for further detail on this. 

Pedestrian Impact

Pedestrian access around the route will be limited in some areas due to course infrastructure and runner flow. Throughout the event, our stewards will help you to cross the route when it is safe to do so. Please listen to their guidance for yours and participant safety.

Specific areas with challenging pedestrian access which we suggest you avoid include, but are not limited to:

  • The Green Park and St James’s Park including the area in front of Buckingham Palace and The Mall, this area gets very busy with two way runner flow until 11:00 on Sunday 9th October. 
  • The pavement in front of Hyde Park Barracks on South Carriage Drive – this will be closed between 09:00 – 15:00 and pedestrians will be redirected by our steward team.
  • At key points in the day there are significant challenges around Trafalgar Square which is also being used for Diwali celebrations on event day. We suggest avoiding the area between 09:00 – 12:00. Diwali celebrations begin at 14:00. 
  • Paths throughout Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens will be heavily impacted by runners and we would suggest avoiding the area until 14:00 on Sunday 9th October 2022.