Royal Parks Half Marathon
It’s a very special event – a stunning 13.1 mile route that takes in the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, as well as four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.
It’s a very special date – This years’ race should have taken place this year on Sunday 11 October. That’s during Babyloss Awareness Week, the time set aside each year to mark the brief lives of babies lost during pregnancy, at birth or in infancy. However, due to the current restrictions, this race has now been rescheduled for Sunday 11th April 2021.
It’s for a very special purpose – to help us provide support and information for anyone affected by the loss of a baby in pregnancy and, at the same time, to raise awareness of pregnancy loss and the Miscarriage Association as a source of help.
If you’re out running during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, please refer to the Government’s social distancing measures to help keep you and others safe: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing
Applying for a ballot place
The public ballot is open between 16th and 23rd September, and if you obtain your own place, we’d be delighted if you’d like to sport the Miscarriage Association colours and run for us. Do get in touch and let us know, so we can sign you up for Team M.A..
Applying for a charity place
If you’d like to be considered for one of our 10 charity places, please get in touch and we’ll send you an application form. Please be aware that we ask our charity place runners to pledge to raise a minimum of £500 for us.
Information and inspiration
Having completed the Royal Parks Half I can see why people love it – you’ll never look at London’s landmarks in the same way afterwards!
This was my first half marathon, and I had to really dig in towards the end. But knowing I was doing it for the Miscarriage Association, and for so many people who have lost a baby in pregnancy – that definitely got me through those last tough miles. And there’s no feeling like it when you cross that finishing line. Everyone should try it!
You can find out more about the Royal Parks Half Marathon here.