Race Day: 10 October 2021


Runners Need

Since 2011, Runners Need has been the official retail partner of the Royal Parks Half Marathon and we’re proud to be the 2020 partner for another year.

At Runners Need we believe it’s never too late to start running. Since 1982 we’ve been inspiring people to get out there and run, whether it’s 5k, 10k or just OK. With the best brands around and friendly expert advice, we love sharing our passion and knowledge with fellow runners to help everyone reach their goals in 2020 and beyond. The Royal Parks Half is no exception and we’re with you every step of the way. Let’s run together.

Before the Race:

We believe that a great running experience begins with the right kit, so we’ll have experts on hand at the Royal Parks Half Marathon training workshops. They’ll be offering help and advice regarding kit and finding the right fit, as well as nutrition, training, half marathon tips and much more.

Can’t attend the workshops? You can still make the most of our expert advice in-store at Runners Need, where you’ll find friendly staff, trained to find the perfect fit for you.  Free video gait analysis is also available in each of our stores nationwide, delivered by passionate experts who can’t wait to share their knowledge with you. Find your nearest store here

Race Day:

We know that a great run starts with the right shoes and we’ll help you to find your perfect pair with free expert gait analysis in every store. But it’s not all about the shoes; we love to run which means we’re always on the lookout for the latest innovations in performance and technology, to help you get the most out of every run. We’re passionate about helping our customers keep fit with the best kit out there, from footwear to clothing, nutrition, hydration and gadgets. Visit us in-store, online or at our stand on race day.

On Race Day, we will be relaunching our Recycle My Run initiative which gives you the chance to do some good with your old running shoes. Donate your old running shoes and we will recycle them, offering you a £20 voucher in return.  Just drop them into our Large Recycling Shoe Box and your voucher can be redeemed at our stand on the day, online or in one of our stores.

For more information on Runners Need and our Recycle My Run initiative, visit our website www.runnersneed.com