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: email@example.com. We anticipate this being a busy period, so please bear with us and we will reply within 5 working days.
Is the 2020 Royal Parks Half cancelled?
After careful consideration and consultation, we have decided to postpone the 2020 edition of the Royal Parks Half Marathon to Sunday 11 April 2021. For more detail, please see our statement here.
Why did you decide to postpone the race?
We have explored a number of possibilities, including what a socially distanced event would entail. Based on the complexities surrounding social distancing at mass participation events, and the potential impact on the NHS, we do not feel it would be appropriate to proceed with the event on its original date of 11 October 2020.
What is happening to the places that people have bought for the 2020 race?
All race places for the 2020 edition of the Royal Parks Half will automatically be transferred to the new date of Sunday 11 April 2021. No further action is required.
What happens to my charity fundraising so far?
For any questions relating to your fundraising to date, please contact your chosen charity directly.
What if someone cannot make the rescheduled date?
All runners and our partners have received an email detailing a variety of options for them to consider. Ultimately, we’re working to be as flexible as possible with participants so that they can have the best possible experience of the Royal Parks Half. If you are a runner that is unable to make the rescheduled race, please get in contact with the Charity / International Tour Operator / Company that you secured your place through, and they will be able to chat to you about your options. All public ballot runners should contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the deadline for making a decision?
All places in the 2020 edition of the Royal Parks Half have been automatically deferred to Sunday 11 April 2021. Should a participant wish to take up an alternative option, this needs to be updated on the Royal Parks Half Marathon console by Friday 31 July 2020. This is the responsibility of the Charity / International Tour Operator / Company as relevant. All public ballot runners should follow the instructions in the email received from the race. If you have any queries, please contact us at: email@example.com.