Race Day: 09 October 2022


Is the race route the same as last year?

In 2022 the route will revert back to the historical Royal Parks Half route, starting  and finishing in Hyde Park. The turnpoint remains on Victoria Street, however, due to road re-configuration on The Strand.  

You can find the route map on our website.

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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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What’s the course like?

The course is an iconic and picturesque half marathon race 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, Houses of Parliament 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. 

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Can I run with a child’s buggy?

For the safety of other runners, buggies are not permitted on the course.

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Is the course suitable for wheelchairs?

Manually propelled wheelchairs are welcomed in the Royal Parks Half Marathon, however these places are limited and are allocated on a first come first serve basis. Please note that we are able to facilitate places for an accompanying assistant, if required. For health and safety reasons, wheelchair entrants must be non-competitive and start at the rear of the field. 

If you are a wheelchair user and would like to take part in the 2022 Royal Parks Half Marathon, please contact info@royalparkshalf.com for availability or further information. 

The organisers regret that powered or racing wheelchairs are not permitted. 

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