When did the 2017 ballot open?

The public ballot opened on Tuesday 31 January, and closed on Wednesday 8 February. There are still a number of ways you can enter this year’s race, click here to find out more.

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When were the 2017 ballot results announced?

Ballot results were released on Friday 10 February, followed by the "second-chance" draw results.

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Does paying upfront in the ballot guarantee me a place in the race?

Paying upfront does not guarantee you a place in the race. The benefit of paying upfront is that if you do not receive a race place through the 1st ballot draw, you will then be entered in to the "second chance" draw for any unallocated places.

If you are then unsuccessful in the "second chance" draw, your entry fee becomes a donation to the Royal Parks Foundation. You will receive a 2017 edition Royal Parks Foundation Hoodie to say thank you for your donation.

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If I did not get a place in the ballot, can I still take part?

Yes you can! If you're not fortunate enough to secure a public race place, you can definitely still run by contacting one of our many charity partners or by entering as a corporate team.

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  • Royal Bank of Canada


  • Jarlsberg
  • Fitbit
  • Pret


  • Grosvenor House
  • Runners need
  • Lucozade sport
  • TruBe
  • Virgin Money Giving


  • Coach
  • Women's Fitness
  • Heart