Race Day: 11 October 2020


When will the 2020 ballot open?

The public ballot for the 2020 Royal Parks Half Marathon, presented by Royal Bank of Canada is now closed!

We will get in touch with you by email on Friday 7 February 2020 to let you know if you've been allocated a place. Please remember to check your emails on that day, including spam and junk folders. If you're successful, you'll need to act quickly and follow our instructions to confirm your place by 5 pm Friday 14 February 2020. 



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When will the 2020 ballot results announced?

Ballot results will be released on Friday 7 February 2020, 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 The Royal Parks. You will receive a Royal Parks stainless steel water bottle to say thank you for your donation.

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If I am successful in the ballot, how do I secure my place?

To secure your place you need to follow the link we email to you and complete your registration before 5 pm Friday 14 February 2020.

For "second chance" draw places, you need to follow the link we email to you and complete your registration before 5 pm 21 February 2020.

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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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What are my chances of getting a place in the ballot?

In 2020, you had a 1 in 7 chance of securing a place in the first public ballot.