The 2017 ballot is now live!

31 January 2017
It's the moment you've all been waiting for... the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon public ballot is now open for 2017 - don't miss out!
Enter the ballot between now and 5pm on Wednesday 8 February and you could be joining us and 16,000 other awesome runners on our Hyde Park start line on 8 October 2017. All public places cost £55 + £3P&P. When you enter you'll have two options: "Pay Now" or "Pay Later". You will have an equal chance of being successful in the ballot whether you pay now or choose to pay later, but there are additional benefis to choosing to "Pay Now" (Please see below).
Don't miss your chance to run 13.1 miles taking in the spectacular sights of the capital and the beautiful Royal Parks before a festival finish where you can enjoy an afternoon of delicious food, live music and fun family fitness activities!


Second Chance Draw
You will have the option to pay your race fee upfront when you enter the ballot. Whilst this doesn't guarantee you a place in the race, you will be entered into a second chance draw for any unallocated places should you be unsuccessful in the first ballot. Hopefully that means second time lucky!
Prize Draw
You'll also have the chance to enter a Prize Draw to win one of two pairs of tickets to the Winter Wonderland Charity Preview Night. A night’s stay at Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, on Park Lane is also included for each pair for the night!
2017 Edition Hoodie
Please note that should you be unsuccessful in the ballot and second chance draw, your fee will automatically be donated to the Royal Parks Foundation, the charity for London's eight Royal Parks, to support our charitable work - and you'll receive a 2017 edition hoodie as a thank you. Find out more about us here.
What happens next?
On Friday 10 February 2017 you'll be informed by email if you've been allocated a place or not. Please put the draw date in your diary and be sure to check your emails on that day, including any spam or junk folders. If you are successful you'll need to act promptly to confirm you'd like your place!


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  • Virgin Money Giving


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