Is the race route the same as last year?
The course will continue to showcase iconic London through four Royal Parks (Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James's Park, and The Green Park) and past some of the capital's most historic landmarks, including Buckingham Palace, Horse Guards Parade and the Royal Albert Hall. Although undulating in parts, the course is not hilly and is great for either experienced or first time half marathon runners. For the first time ever in 2021, the route will start on the most iconic road in the world - The Mall. The finish line will remain in Hyde Park. For a full route map, please click here.
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How do I enter the race?
Entries for the 2021 race are currently closed. Watch this space for more information on the 2022 #RoyalParksHalf.
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How long is the course?
The half marathon course has been accurately measured by Jones Counting and is 13.1miles (21.0779km).
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Can I walk or ‘power walk’ the race?
This event is a road race designed for runners, not walkers. This is because we are only able to close the roads in Westminster, outside the Parks, for a limited time. They will open to traffic 2.5 hours after the start of the race, after which time participants who have not yet passed this point (6 miles in) will be asked to move on to the pavements, use pedestrian crossing points and then re-join the race route within Hyde Park.
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Will I receive a t-shirt? Do I have to wear it?
All participants will receive a technical bamboo race shirt upon completing the race.
Please note that if you are running for one of our charity partners, they may also provide you with one of their own t-shirts – this helps them to identify you among the crowds so they can cheer you on, so please do consider wearing it.
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