The 2018 Public Ballot is Now Open!

30 January 2018

The 2018 Royal Parks Half public ballot is now officially open!

Year on year, runners from all over the world come to London to take on the iconic and beautiful #RoyalParksHalf. We’re very proud of our event and every year we feel incredibly inspired by ALL of our 16,000 runners that line up on the Hyde Park start line.

This year, we want you to get involved and challenge yourself to do something you really can be proud of. Whether that’s running a new personal best or simply crossing the finish line, we love nothing more than watching people finish with a huge smile on their face. After all, completely a half marathon is pretty extraordinary!

Join us at the #RoyalParksHalf to become a part of a running family life no other.

The public ballot is open between now and 5pm on Wednesday 7th February 2018. 

For more information on how our ballot for public places works please take a look at our handy diagram below. 

Either way we hope to see you later in the year. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Please click the image to view a high resolution PDF of the 2018 ballot process.


  • Royal Bank of Canada


  • lululemon


  • Grosvenor House
  • Macfarlanes
  • Runners Need
  • Virgin Money Giving


  • Coach
  • Heart
  • Health & Fitness