Backs of spectators cheering on marathon runners as they run past

Run for SPANA through the most picturesque parts of London in the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon!


14 OCTOBER 2018




13.1 MILES





The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon takes place in London every October. Runners start and finish in beautiful Hyde Park and follow the 13.1 mile route past many of London’s top sights at their own pace. Join over 16,000 runners on a beautiful run through autumnal Royal Parks for SPANA, and help working animals worldwide while you do it.

We’ll provide you with…

  • Hints and tips on your fundraising, along with a complete fundraising pack
  • Training guidance and support
  • Your very own SPANA running vest or T-shirt to wear with pride on the day
  • Full support from a member of the SPANA events team

Do you have your own place in the Royal Parks Half Marathon?

If you have been lucky enough to secure your own place in the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon 2018 we’d love you to come on board as a SPANA runner and join our team! We’ll provide you with hints and tips on your fundraising, sponsorship forms, training advice and your very own SPANA running vest or T-shirt to wear with pride on the day. This requires no minimum sponsorship, just raise as much as you can for the working animals of the world.

 Royal Parks Half Cheerers and Volunteers

Every year we rely on volunteers to support our runners and help them have the best experience possible during their big run. If you would like to volunteer at the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon and cheer on our runners, email [email protected] and let us know!

Find out more about the run and route on the Royal Parks Foundation official website:

Rachel running the Royal Parks half marathon for SPANA charity

Running for SPANA was an incredible experience for me. To know that by running I was helping SPANA made the run 10 times more important. I had to gulp down the lump in my throat when I ran past the SPANA team cheering me en route. I felt so proud to be running for something so important to me. I couldn’t wait to do it again.

– Rachel Swyers, Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon, 2013 and 2015

Please complete the form below and a member of the team will be in touch.

Register your interest in the Royal Parks

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To discuss anything further, or to find out about the other challenge events on offer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on 020 7831 3999 or email [email protected]